With the Trump family directly profiting from the $100,000 per couple party, it’s no wonder they went low budget. More in the pockets of the guest-of-dishonor, who couldn’t attend his own ass-kissing bash, but still stands to make out like a bandit. From the Washington Post:
By holding the event at his own club, Trump will be able to collect tens of thousands of dollars in fees for food, ballroom rental and other costs. In effect, he will have transformed his supporters’ political donations into revenue for his business.
Since Trump began running for president in summer 2015, he has repeatedly used his hotels and golf courses as venues for his campaign events — and paid himself for the privilege.
During the 2016 election cycle, Trump’s campaign spent at least $791,000 to hold events at 12 Trump-branded venues: three hotels, seven golf courses, a condo building and Mar-a-Lago, federal campaign filings show. That was on top of millions of dollars more that Trump’s campaign paid his businesses for other expenses, such as hotel stays, meals and rent for office space at Trump Tower.
Back to the deplorables ball, Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro kicked things off with a comment making light of Trump’s racist “shithole” comment that offended our partners around the world. From The Hill:
“Welcome to Mar-a-Lago, a magnificent place,” said Fox News host and Trump backer Jeanine Pirro, kicking off her keynote address just before dinner on a stage with a shimmering gold backdrop.
“It sure ain't no shithole.”
Haha! Right? Racism is high-larious for this crew. It’s really no surprise Jeanine Pirro is a big fan of international money launder Donald Trump and his offspring. Her family shares a lot in common with Trump. In 2000, her husband was convicted on 34 counts of tax evasion and conspiracy:
She came to Albert J. Pirro Jr.'s tax fraud trial, nudging him to fix his tie and shaking her head when he got too friendly with the reporters. Even as embarrassing details spilled out about his illegitimate child and their lavish lifestyle, she remained at his side.
If Jeanine F. Pirro, Westchester county's ambitious district attorney, ever lost faith in her husband, she did not show it. Not even today. She was there again at the federal courthouse, subdued in a coral-hued silk shirt, tan suit and three-inch heels as Mr. Pirro was convicted on 34 counts of tax evasion and conspiracy.
Caviar presentation aside, not a care in the world for these wealthy deplorables. They drank and danced the night away without one single shit to give about the people who are being hurt by the shutdown and Trump’s racist policies.
When can we expect these wealthy Trump supporters to start trickling down on us with their newfound millions Trump handed them? Probably the same day Trump releases his tax returns.
In the meantime, if you are a member of the military, in a military family or one of the millions of government employees and their families suffering from this shutdown, take heart. We value you and we want you back to work as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, outside the event, the resistance was loud and proud.