Trump Rakes In Millions From Political Speeches
Former President Donald Trump is cashing in big by charging his fans between $55 and $4,000 to attend his “American Freedom Tour” to hear him speak.
The money profited from the tour goes directly to Trump, differing from his political rallies which are held by his Save America PAC. His supporters can attend the rallies for free.
Trump’s tour stands out as unusual because the material only slightly differs from his speeches at political rallies. Other presidents have done similar tours following their time in the White House, but they are normally paid by businesses rather than individual citizens who may be unclear about what their money is going toward.
“The tour was inspired by a nation of disappointed voters and a love for President Donald J. Trump,” tour spokesman Larry Ward said in a statement.
General admission tickets sell for $55, but some of Trump’s fans are laying down upwards of $4,000 to take part in the “patriot” experience which includes meeting the former president backstage after the event and being able to participate in private Q&As.
Members of Trump’s team, including Ward and Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, declined to discuss the financial aspect of the tour.