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Inside the Hamptons Fundraisers That Netted Trump $12M

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Inside the Hamptons Fundraisers That Netted Trump $12M for Re-Election

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) — The numbers are in and President Donald Trump’s quick trip to the Hamptons on Friday raked in $12 million for his re-election campaign as his Republican allies were quick to declare it a win despite the wave of protests and controversy swirling around his Southampton host.

“Thanks to the unhinged mob on the left, @realDonaldTrump raised $12M today, $2M more than originally expected,” tweeted Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at approximately 4 p.m. EST. “The support for our President is unprecedented and growing!”

Trump appeared at two Hamptons fundraisers organized by Trump Victory — a joint effort by his campaign and the Republican National Committee — one at the Bridgehampton estate of Joe Farrell and another at the Southampton home of billionaire real estate developer Stephen Ross. The latter proved to be the pricier affair with tickets going for $100,000 (for photo and lunch) or $250,000 (for roundtable, photo and lunch) but it also ended up being the most controversial.

After word spread of the Ross-hosted fundraiser, Trump critics called for boycotts of businesses in his […]

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