Trump Raises More Than $50 Million

Former President Donald Trump raised more than $50 million during a campaign fundraiser this weekend, representing a large advantage for the candidate as he positions himself against President Joe Biden. The fundraising haul was nearly double the impressive amount Biden brought in late last month at a ritzy New York City event featuring former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Trump’s big event was held in Florida and was attended by a number of wealthy donors.

The former president described it as the “Biggest night in Fund Raising of ALL TIME!!!” on social media.

“Will double up the Biden number of last week at Radio City. People are desperate for change. They want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he wrote on Truth Social.

The event was hosted by billionaire John Paulson in Palm Beach. The “Inaugural Leadership Dinner” was sold out and raised more than $50 million.

Paulson called the haul “historic.”

“This sold-out event has raised the most in a single political fundraiser in history. This overwhelming support demonstrates the enthusiasm for President Trump and his policies,” he said.

Those attending the event donated between $250,000 to almost a million per person to attend the fundraiser.

Those involved included former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, North Carolina Gov. Doug Burgum (R) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). A number of celebrities and investors also attended.

The former president’s campaign haul set a new record for political fundraising. Biden set the previous record just last month during his event at the Radio City Music Hall.

Biden’s $25 million was impressive for the time and the event included a number of celebrity appearances. A $100,000 donation could buy a photo with Biden and the two former presidents.

While Biden was attending the fundraiser in New York City, Trump was in nearby Long Island attending the wake of slain NYPD officer Jonathan Diller, who was killed in a traffic stop.

The former president met with the family of the fallen officer and his fellow police and briefly spoke about the need to restore law and order.