Top-dollar fundraisers for Trump in the Hamptons expected to raise $10 million: report

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Two top-dollar fundraisers set to take place Friday in the Hamptons are reportedly expected to raise an estimated $10 million for President Trump’s reelection campaign and the GOP.

Republican officials told The Washington Post on Thursday that the fundraisers are expected to go on as planned, despite facing backlash, and Trump is set to make an appearance. 

According to the Post, several senior officials within the Trump administration, campaign and GOP are scheduled to attend the fundraisers. Members of Trump’s family are also reportedly scheduled to attend.{mosads}

One of the events will be held at the home of SoulCycle developer and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, and his wife Kara, a jewelry designer. The fundraiser will reportedly charge as much as $250,000 for a private table, photo and lunch with Trump, according to the Post.

Ross, the chairman and founder of the Related Companies, has faced pressure from those boycotting brands affiliated with the firm.

Some customers of Equinox and SoulCycle, a boutique, indoor cycling health chain, criticized the fundraiser on social media, threatening to cancel their memberships.

Kenny Stills, a receiver for the Dolphins, called out Ross on Twitter for the fundraiser, contrasting it with the mission statement for Ross’s nonprofit.

Ross defended his decision to go forward with hosting the fundraiser in a statement Thursday.

“I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges,” Ross said. 

Ross’s company did not respond to the Post’s request for comment Thursday.

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