Politics Trump flies to California to raise funds at the home of Palmer Luckey

01:10  19 october  2020
01:10  19 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Trump spent several hours in California raising money at the home of tech billionaire Palmer Luckey . President Donald Trump took a few minutes to greet supporters at the John Wayne Airport Sunday before attending a closed door fundraiser. Special guests included Ric Grenell

Palmer Luckey reportedly donated thousands to Trump in 2016, and his company, Anduril, has been awarded a contract to build a "virtual" border wall. The report comes as President Trump attempts to raise funds for the home stretch of his reelection campaign. As Business Insider's Tom LoBianco

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President Donald Trump took a side trip to California Sunday in order to raise funds for his campaign, which has lost its cash advantage to Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump flew to Santa Ana, California Sunday for a high-dollar gathering with supporters hosted at the Newport Beach home of billionaire Palmer Luckey, the 28-year-old founder of the Oculus virtual reality system.

Ticket prices for the gathering started at $2,800 for an attendee ticket to $150,000 for couples co-chairing the event, according to an invitation obtained by Recode.

Special guests included Ric Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, who, like Trump, recently recovered from the coronavirus.

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Palmer Luckey ’s new company, a defense industry startup, recently won a Pentagon contract that’s potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Luckey and his wife will open their doors in Orange County, California , to Trump , Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, and former

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Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle was also listed as a host on the invitation, though she didn't arrive with the president.

Guilfoyle is the ex-wife of California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Trump flew into the Santa Ana's John Wayne Airport where he was greeted by several  hundred supporters, who he briefly greeted.

He was traveling with his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a top White House aide, along with press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and senior adviser Hope Hicks, who also recently recovered from COVID-19.

Thousands more lined the motorcade route to Luckey's home - including some boaters who had decked their vessels out in pro-Trump flags.

Orange County has historically been a Republican stronghold in bright blue California, however it voted by a narrow margin in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Oculus founder and CEO Palmer Luckey has outed himself as the wealthy benefactor of Nimble America, a group dedicated to spreading pro-Donald They wanted to build buzz and do fundraising.” With Luckey ’s support, Nimble America set out to raise funds from Reddit’s pro- Trump community

Palmer Luckey has been funding an online 'troll' group, Nimble America. Palmer Luckey , who founded the virtual reality company, Oculus, that was purchased by Luckey and the group he was financially backing attempting to raise money from Donald Trump supporters online last weekend.

Clinton won 49.8 per cent of the vote compared to Trump's 44.9 per cent.

Overall in California, 61.7 per cent of the state voted for Clinton, while 31.6 per cent chose Trump four years ago.

But residents of the uber-wealthy GOP stronghold of Newport Beach were lined up ready to help fill the coffers of Trump's campaign, which needs to make up ground with just 16 days until the 2020 election.

In September, when Biden and the Democrats raised $383 million - a new political fundraising record - Trump and Republicans earned $247.8.

The president will resume his rallies later Sunday, flying from California to Nevada for one in Carson City.

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