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A new Texas nonprofit led by Donald Trump’s grown sons is offering access to the freshly-minted president during inauguration weekend — all in exchange for million-dollar donations to unnamed “conservation” charities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.
And the donors’ identities may never be known.
Prospective million-dollar donors to the “Opening Day 2017” event — slated for Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, at Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center — receive a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump,” a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team,” as well as tickets to other events and “autographed guitars by an Opening Day 2017 performer.”
Kinzie also said the information in the brochure posted by TMZ.com was not entirely accurate — he did not specify what was incorrect — and he added that the participation of Trump family members is not confirmed.
Inaugurations are expensive. Really, really expensive.
The peaceful transfer of power comes with a massive price tag: When all the bills are added up, the 2017 celebration will cost an estimated $175 million to $200 million. That total includes the official parties and dinners, the concert, the swearing-in at the Capitol, the parade, the inaugural balls and all the police, military and security personnel required to keep everyone safe.
About $70 million will come from private donations, and the taxpayers will foot the rest of the bill.
This process happens every four years, and every time, critics cry about the extravagance and excess. The truth is that both parties, Republicans and Democrats, spend about the same amount for the quadrennial celebration when adjusted for inflation.
originally posted by: seasonal
Trump's son is offering access to the new Pres during inauguration weekend. But not for free, there needs to be million $ donations to unnamed charities. This is according to interviews and doc reviewed by the CFPI.
moral of the story, if other administrations did it, its ok for Trump and co to do it.
but Trump is different from the rest of politicians and the swamp etc and the system and that money will go to charities and help local unions across america while a foreign banker creates 50,000 jobs in America [#lol] after we build a wall across the border and make another country pay for it while disarming ISIS and freeing ourselves from foreign oil with the help of an oil tycoon at the helm.