Trump attending Red Cross ball: report

Trump attending Red Cross ball: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE will be attending the Red Cross Ball at Mar-a-Lago this weekend, according to a report from the Palm Beach Daily News on Friday.

Sources told the publication that the president will be joined by the first lady Melania Trump and that the pair will have their own table.

Earlier this week The Associated Press reported that the Red Cross Ball will be hosted at Trump's Palm Beach, Fla., resort.

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According to the AP, protesters are planning to hold a demonstration outside of the resort on Saturday, with a focus on worldwide humanitarian relief and Trump's refugee ban.

In an ironic twist, the Red Cross will be using the event to help provide assistance to individuals affected by Trump’s ban.

“The American Red Cross, when requested by local authorities, will provide basic support to stranded travelers affected by the recent executive order on immigration,” Red Cross spokeswoman Jeanne Hamrick told the Palm Beach Post.

Several international representatives will be attending the gala, including ambassadors from Italy, Switzerland, Colombia, Afghanistan, Jordan, Peru and other members of foreign royal families.

Sources also told the Palm Beach Daily News that Mexico and Australia will not be sending their representatives to the event.

In total, the ball is expected to have nearly 700 guests, with some paying as much as $50,000 for exclusive seats, the publication noted.