President Donald Trump participated in a fundraiser in Newport Beach, Calif., Hosted by tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey on Sunday, just days after calling Joe Biden a “servant of wealthy donors.”
Trump told Macon, Georgia rallyers on Friday that he “could be the world’s greatest fundraiser,” but instead decided not to reach out to Wall Street executives and other members of the wealthy elite. But on Sunday night, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his wife Nicole Trump and top members of the Republican National Committee are hosting a private fundraiser in camera. Tickets for the event at Luckey’s Home, which is said to include a live performance of The Beach Boys, range from $ 2,800 for a single entry to $ 1
Trump accused Biden of indebtedness to “wealthy donors” who “got rich blood dry in America” during a rally on Friday just hours after casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson was reported to be in $ 75 million the president’s re-election efforts had stuck two days before Luckey’s $ 150,000 per couple event.
The high ticket prices for Luckey’s fundraiser allow attendees to gain entry to the house and snap a photo with the president. The Orange County Register reported Sunday.
“”[Biden is] A servant of the wealthy donors, globalists and special interests that made America bloody, “Trump told rally guests in Georgia on Friday before boasting that he could get donations from the same numbers if he so chose.
“And by the way, I could call these people, any of them would give me millions, I’m the President, I could call Wall Street company executives and I would say, ‘Hey, do me a favor, could you give me 5 Millions of dollars, every single one – but I can’t because you know what, if I do this I have to do things for them and I don’t want, I want to do what’s right I could raise more money, I would be the greatest Fundraiser in the world but I just don’t want to, “added Trump to loud applause.
The president participated in the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party fundraising for weeks. Trump raised $ 248 million in September, compared to $ 383 million raised by Biden over the same period.
Luckey wrote to Facebook friends Friday night that the event at his Orange County estate would include a live performance of the Beach Boys and that the event would be “the last fundraiser of choice before focusing on the battlefield states of the rallies”.
“I haven’t written about politics here in four years, but I have to make an exception for my friends. We will receive President Trump at our Newport Beach home this Sunday,” Luckey wrote. “The Beach Boys will play live, the sun will shine and Trump will make America great again. If you’re interested, hit me and I’ll give you the registration information – be ready to flip it quick, not a ton of space or time.” . “
Luckey is co-founder of Oculus, maker of virtual reality headsets, which he sold to Facebook for more than $ 2 billion in 2014 at the age of 21. Facebook bought Oculus just three years after Luckey developed its first VR prototype technology at his parents’ garage in Long Beach, California. Forbes estimates his net worth at over $ 700 million.
Luckey claims he was fired from Facebook in March 2017 after reports surfaced that he donated money to a nonprofit for Trump that used memes and viral social media posts to promote his 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook itself was linked to multiple scandals and political prejudice during the 2016 campaign between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Newsweek reached out to both the Trump campaign and Luckey on Sunday night for further remarks.
Massive campaign contributions from individuals and corporate interests have emerged as the main theme in the 2020 campaign as Democrats and the Biden campaign argue that Trump’s Supreme Court rulings want to support the controversial Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (FEC) case in 2010. The verdict confirmed, that the first amendment to the free speech clause should prevent the government from limiting independent spending on political campaigns through the use of so-called PAC donor groups.