Spicer to headline Va. GOP fundraiser at Trump golf course

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is slated to be the “special guest” at a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Virginia on Thursday.

The invitation touted the venue — the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. — as a regular weekend destination for President Trump, The Washington Post reported.

Virginia GOP spokesman David D’Onofrio told the Post that Spicer “is proving to be a very significant draw, and people are very interested in coming to the event.” 

It is unclear how many people are expected to attend. Ticket prices for the event start at $125 per person. Some ticket packs reportedly cost upward of $6,000 for six tickets for access to both the general reception and an exclusive VIP reception.

{mosads}The invitation also includes a disclaimer that Spicer’s participation is not to solicit funds by him, in order to comply with the White House ethics rules.

“Mr. Spicer is a special guest for this event. His participation in the event is not a solicitation of funds by him,” it reads.

Susan Platt, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, compared Spicer’s fundraiser appearance to the recent skit by NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in which Spicer, played by actress Melissa McCarthy, drives a lectern to New York to beg Trump for his job. 

“It’s no surprise that Spicey is rolling his podium to Trump National,” she said in a statement. “This event has all the comic makings of a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit, but in real life. Unfortunately, there’s nothing funny about taking health care away from 24 million Americans, jeopardizing women’s health and setting a horrible example for our kids through hateful rhetoric and dangerous policies. Donald Trump and Spicey should take their hate and keep it on the other side of the Potomac River.”

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