Donald Trump Jr., his sister and girlfriend took part in a ‘Trumpilla’ in the Hamptons Friday ahead of a potentially lucrative weekend of fundraising in the region by the president.
Trump hopes to bring in $ 15 million in cash on Saturday from a string of fundraisers in the Southampton area of Long Island, including a stop at Don Jr.’s home. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
On the eve of the event, Don Jr, 42, was spotted at a Trump rally on a series of boats off the coastal town of Montauk, 25 miles down the coast from Southampton.
Donald Trump Jr was pictured with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle attending a ‘Trumpilla’ near Montauk on Friday.
The event, hosted by Boaters for Trump, saw dozens of Trump supporters take to the waters ahead of the Hamptons
Guilfoyle, a former Fox News presenter who now serves as chairman of the fundraising campaign, was spotted Friday.
Guilfoyle, in a long black dress, took to the sea after visiting a hair salon in nearby Bridgehampton for the event
Also on the boat parade were Don Jr’s sister Tiffany, 26, and her boyfriend Michael Boulos.
In a blue swimsuit and white wide pants, Tiffany waved from the deck to the other participants of the ‘Trumpilla’.
Water sports enthusiasts across the country have taken to the waterways to show their support for the president ahead of his November election campaign.
Tiffany Trump is pictured arriving at the dock in Montauk with her boyfriend, Michael Boulos, prior to the flotilla
Enthusiastic crowds of Trump supporters, under the banner of the president and Mike Pence, took to the water on Friday
Tiffany later traded her bathing suit and white pants for a dress. Michael wore a MAGA cap to show his support for the cause
All types of boats took part in the festivities – from large yachts to smaller fishing boats and pleasure craft
The first family was protected by Secret Service agents and members of the marine patrol on the water
One flag stated that the event was ‘Trumpstock 2020’. Others lifted gigantic images of the president’s face
A small group of protesters shouted their opposition to the event, but failed to have a significant impact.
After the meeting, the first family was whisked away by a waiting fleet of SUVs ahead of Saturday’s fundraisers.
The fundraiser with his son and his son’s girlfriend is just one event in a series of fundraisers that Team Trump started this month after outpacing Democratic rival Joe Biden in second-quarter fundraising.
Guilfoyle serves as chairman of the fundraising campaign for the reelection campaign. She was seen getting her hair cut at Blow, in Bridgehampton on Friday, prior to the fundraiser.
President Trump will attend a fundraiser Saturday at the home of Kimberly Guilfoyle (above) and Donald Trump Jr. in Southampton.
Kimberly Guilfoyle was spotted at Blow hair salon in Bridgehampton on Friday prior to fundraising with the president
But her advocates point to her successful track record of fundraising and her ability to reach new supporters for the Republican Party. Plus, she’s close to the Trump family, given her relationship with the president’s eldest son.
The president will also attend an event Saturday at the home of billionaire former hedge fund manager John Paulso, one of Trump’s allies on Wall Street.
Tickets to the dinner event are priced up to $ 500,000 per pair, according to an invitation obtained by CNBC.
The series of events is expected to raise $ 15 million for the Trump Victory Fund, a joint fundraising device for the re-election campaign of the president, the Republican Party, and some state parties.
The Southampton area also celebrated Trump on Friday, when supporters staged a boat parade in honor of the area’s president.
It is unclear how the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic affected personal fundraising.
New York only allows meetings of up to 50 people, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has encouraged people to wear masks, especially if they are unable to distance themselves socially.
Guilfoyle reportedly caused panic in the Southampton neighborhood, home to many wealthy and influential people, following her COVID diagnosis. Shortly before, she and Don Jr. spotted at an outdoor rooftop party where few people wore masks.
She tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of President Trump’s July 3 celebration at Mount Rushmore. She and Don Jr. returned to New York instead of staying with the celebration.
President Trump also raised money in Ohio on Thursday when he was able to visit a whirlpool factory
Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle were in Washington DC on July 22 for fundraising
The pair are a popular surrogate for the president on the campaign trail and regular fundraisers for the Republican Party, using their big names to raise money for state parties and GOP candidates across the country.
On July 22, both Don Jr and Guilfoyle posted photos to their Instagram accounts of their time at the White House as part of a fundraising trip to Washington DC
Team Trump stepped up its fundraising efforts after Biden beat President Trump in the second quarter of fundraising: $ 282 million to $ 266 million.
The president made a comeback in July when his team raised $ 165 million that month, compared to Biden’s $ 140 million. The new totals have made the two campaigns essentially even when it comes to cash.
But President Trump is spending this weekend focused on his campaign cash. He attended a fundraiser Thursday at a yacht club on Lake Erie in an upscale Cleveland neighborhood that raised $ 5 million for his campaign.
And Ivanka Trump brought in $ 4 million dollars for her father’s reelection campaign during her first virtual fundraiser Wednesday, with a surprise appearance by President Trump.
Ivanka Trump appeared on the zoom call with Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel, a source of knowledge of the fundraising at DailyMail.com.
During the fundraiser, President Trump made a surprise phone call to Ivanka and spoke briefly with her and the more than 70 donors.
Ivanka Trump brought in $ 4 million for her father’s reelection campaign during her first virtual fundraiser Wednesday
President Donald Trump made a surprise fundraising appeal to speak with Ivanka Trump and more than 70 donors – father and daughter seen together in the White House at an event in June
The money from the fundraising went to the Trump Victory fund.
Ivanka Trump, who serves as an unpaid adviser in the White House, is the second highest-requested fundraiser next to the president, according to the source.
She will be in Wyoming later this month for a high dollar fundraiser with prominent GOP businessman Foster Friess.
Friess told CNBC the first daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle will all be at the August 10 event.
With the election less than 100 days away, competition is ramping up and pressure to fill the campaign coffers on both presidential candidates.