President Trump to Make Fundraising Visit to Orange County

By Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley
Jack Bradley is a daily news reporter for The Epoch Times based in Southern California.
October 17, 2020Updated: October 17, 2020

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Orange County on Oct. 18 to attend a private fundraiser at the estate of a Southern California tech entrepreneur.

The fundraiser will take place on Oct. 18 at the Newport Beach home of Palmer Luckey, a tech mogul who is a member of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, and his wife, Nicole.

The Lincoln Club—a pro-business, conservative political organization made up of many industry leaders throughout California—sent invitations to its members via email.

“We are honored that the President is able to accommodate this last minute fundraiser as he is out working hard in all the battleground states,” the Lincoln Club email stated.

“This event is expected to fill immediately.”

Trump’s former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell is also scheduled to make a special appearance at the event, according to the invitation, which added “additional details will be provided upon RSVP.”

The price of admission to the fundraiser varies, ranging from $150,000 per couple to be co-chairs of the event to $2,800 to simply attend the reception, according to the invitation.

Other options include a $100,000 donation to be an individual co-chair, $50,000 per couple to be considered co-hosts, and $15,000 per couple to be sponsors of the event.

Trump was originally scheduled to visit Orange County for an Oct. 6 event. The fundraiser was postponed when the president became hospitalized with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

Luckey, the host of the event, co-founded the Oculus Rift virtual-reality system in Irvine at the age of 19, then sold his company to Facebook in 2014 for an estimated $3 billion. The tech entrepreneur has donated $405,600 to Trump’s re-election campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Presidential nominee Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised a record-breaking $383 million in September, according to fundraising totals released this week. Meanwhile, Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $247.8 million.

Biden’s campaign also reportedly has more cash on hand, $432 million to Trump’s $251 million.

Trump is also scheduled to visit Nevada on Oct. 18 and Arizona on Oct. 19 as part of his West Coast trip.