Former President Donald Trump hosted a whopping $75,000-per-head fundraiser on the Kentucky Derby earlier than he made a public look to see 80-to-1 longshot horse Wealthy Strike’s historic win on Saturday.
Trump attended the primary leg of the Triple Crown Saturday to host a fundraiser for Trump-supporting Tremendous PAC “MAGA, Once more!” within the house state of Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell — whose relationship with the ex-president has grown rocky.
McConnell refused to help Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election outcomes.
The forty fifth president was greeted with chants of “USA” as he appeared on a large big-screen TV at Churchill Downs about 20 minutes earlier than the 148th Kentucky Derby kicked off, in line with the Lexington Herald-Chief.
Trump attended the primary leg of the Triple Crown to host a fundraiser for the Tremendous PAC “MAGA, Once more!”Getty Photos
Wealthy Strike was an 80-1 underdog to win the Kentucky Derby. AP
At one level through the fundraiser, he popped out from his suite to throw money to spectators down under, in line with the New York Occasions.
The fundraiser, which was first reported by The Occasions two weeks in the past, was attended by PAC leaders Pam Bondi, Richard Grenell and Matt Whitaker and Kimberly Guilfoyle — a conservative TV persona who’s engaged to Donald Trump Jr., in line with an invite for the occasion.
The president has bestowed McConnell the nickname “Outdated Crow Mitch” or “Damaged Outdated Crow,” in latest months. The senator, who has represented Kentucky within the Senate since 1986, has shrugged off the president’s assaults. McConnell referred to as Outdated Crow “his favourite bourbon” in reference to Outdated Crow Bourbon, which has been produced in Kentucky since 1835 and is distilled by Beam Suntory.
McConnell didn’t go to the Derby and as an alternative attended a memorial for Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah — a good friend of the minority chief who died final month on the age of 88, the Occasions reported.