Trump bans press from special event


In the past, pool reporters have been allowed inside closed-door fundraising events to hear a president’s remarks, but they were not allowed to witness President Trump’s first personal fundraiser event he held Sunday on behalf of a GOP congressman.

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-J.J.) was one of the key lawmakers responsible for amending the Obamacare repeal and replace bill that got it passed in the House.

President Trump held a fundraiser on his behalf Sunday afternoon, at his National Golf Club in Bedminister, N.J.

According to MacArthur campaign spokesman Chris Russell, more than $800,000 was raised by about 100 guests at the event.

The Hill shared Russell’s remarks:

“It was a great event with about 100 guests and the Congressman raised more than $800,000. The theme of his remarks were about making tough decisions and solving problems,” Russell said, according to the pool reports, while pointing out his efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“He didn’t run for Congress to decorate a chair. Obamacare is failing, premiums are rising and choices are dwindling. Tom decided sitting on the sidelines and letting it completely collapse was not an option. His efforts will ensure access to quality healthcare, protect people with preexisting conditions and lower costs for families and small business.”

Options available to attend the event were:

  • $5,400 per couple
  • $25,000 to be a co-host
  • $100,000 to be a host – which included a reception and VIP photo opportunity – limited to 20 guests.

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