Monday, March 12, 2018

Flying Headlong Into The Belly of the Beast

Nestled in a gated community, the secretive nature of the event is by design, as Southern California isn’t exactly Trump country. Donald Trump’s fundraising dinner party on Tuesday at an undisclosed location will be very un-Hollywood. The President's surrogates have thus far done a remarkable job in keeping the venue — in or near Beverly Hills — a secret. Attendees have provided their personal information to the president’s security team and assured the powers that be that they’d not reveal details of the event, according to people who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter on condition of anonymity.

Several Facebook groups, in fact, are planning protests, even though they won’t know the president’s exact whereabouts. One industry invitee when asked about the unusual level of secrecy quipped:
"The atmosphere in Hollywood is so toxic — you wouldn’t know unless you were on the receiving end of it. We’re not talking about classy people like Cary Grant and Lauren Bacall, they’re worried that some nobody actor will scream 'motherfucker' at the president." 
"Obama would come to town with 30 cars and close down Wilshire Boulevard, but the President's people want to get in and out quickly."  
While the cheapest ticket runs $35,000, or $50,000 for a couple, some are encouraged to donate up to $250,000 to go to a variety of conservative causes. On the other hand, there will be some at the party who paid nothing, invited because Trump wants to meet with them or reward them for past support. - The Hollywood Reporter

Thank You Pookie@The Briefing Room for the Linkage!

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