President Donald Trump visited Dallas Wednesday afternoon for fundraisers benefiting his campaign and the Republican National Committee.
Donors at the events were asked to contribute between $2,700 to $100,000 per person. A photo with Trump costs $35,000 per person.
Trump was expected to raise $4 million at fundraisers. The event for 200 guests at Belo Mansion also featured RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and some guests paid up to $100,000 to attend.
Before heading to the fundraiser, Trump participated in a briefing with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at Dallas Love Field, pointing to “tremendous success” in Texas’ work to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Trump praised all of the emergency responders in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane that dumped record rainfall on areas around Houston and flooded thousands of homes as it lingered for days in late August.
“We’ve had a tremendous success in the state of Texas,” Trump said.
Abbott credited Trump for returning to Texas to assess recovery efforts.
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As the Texas Gulf Coast reels from the damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump returned the the state on Saturday to meet with families whose lives have been upended and volunteers assisting with the rescue and recovery efforts.
After arriving in Houston early on Saturday afternoon, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited with those displaced by the storm at the city’s NRG Stadium, which is serving as a relief center. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner were at the airport to greet Air Force One today, and will be joining the president as he visits with evacuees and volunteers. Continue reading “Sat, Sept 2, 2017: Trump visits victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, hands out meals”
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc’s decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.
At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. cable company’s Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump praised Charter for planning to close its offshore call centers and move them to the United States.
Much of the announcement was not new. Charter said last May that it planned to add 20,000 jobs as part of its merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. As early as June 2015, Rutledge said Charter would need an additional 20,000 employees after those deals. Continue reading “Fri, Mar. 24, 2017: Trump meets with Charter CEO, touts hiring plan that was in works for two years”
10:15 am || Holds a National Economic Council meeting
11:00 am || Meets with Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott
12:30 pm || Lunch with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin; Presidential Dining Room
2:20 pm || Hosts a Greek Independence Day celebration; East Room
4:00 pm || Meets with Medal of Honor recipients; Roosevelt Room