Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney

Washington (CNN) – Her birthday may be Monday, but some of the biggest gifts Ann Romney brings in will come the day after.

Mrs. Romney is the guest of honor at a birthday fundraising event Tuesday in New York City for the campaign, hosted by Donald Trump's wife, Melania.

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Trump spokesman Michael Cohen said 400 people are expected at the event in the couple's residence inside Trump Tower. Cohen said the event sold out in a week, and is expected to bring in "well in excess" of $600,000.

Cohen said Trump will stop by the fundraiser to wish Mrs. Romney a happy birthday. He said Trump expects to host another fundraiser for the campaign at Trump Tower once Romney officially clinches the nomination.

First lady Michelle Obama will also be raising cash on Tuesday. She will speak at a Democratic National Committee event in Nashville, followed by two DNC fundraisers in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday will be a busy political day in Pittsburgh, as Romney holds a midday campaign roundtable at a community center in suburban Bethel Park.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
soundoff (182 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Happy Birth Day !

    Your fired !

    April 16, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. Dick Cheney is the smegma of mankind!

    WOW, that haggard look on Anne' face must be due to all that loss of self-respect she has endured all these years since she has not enjoyed the "dignity of work" as her weather vane husband wants a single mother on TANF to do once her child turns 2!

    Silly me, I though raising children was Anne's main day job as well as the mothers on TANF!

    Ann should have spent less time getting her teeth capped and more time moisturizing!

    April 16, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. Randy, San Francisco

    Seems Romney is spending quality time with one of his rich Wall Street buddies, Donald Trump.

    April 16, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. paul

    and they say that the Romney's are out of touch with the middle class; aren't the Trumps just a nice midwestern middle class couple

    April 16, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. Shannon

    wow, one clueless rich guy, cheering on another clueless rich guy!

    April 16, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  6. Cindy

    What is this? Number 65. And never held a job outside the home. Works so hard scrubbing those 22 bathrooms.But yes, there are things she can advise me on. She can tell me how to run her automobile elevator. Imagine, having so many cars you need an elevator to move them around.

    April 16, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Republicans are Neanderthals

    Trump, the Chump, never misses an opportunity to get free media.

    April 16, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. kayla

    she looks gross

    April 16, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. dalewalk

    Birthday party?? Where does she find the time with all them kids to raise?

    Nice dentures Anne.

    April 16, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. ryan

    Is this how the Romeny's plan to show America how they're just like the rest of us. At least give us the dog and pony show Mitt and take her out to Applebees.

    April 16, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. Jamie from Riverside

    Happy Birther Day, Ann!

    April 16, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  12. ron

    LOL. Should probably pull that plan now that we know she and Willard can't keep their big mouths shut in public. How stupid was it to admit using the "working-mom-gate" as a campaign ploy and faking the offense!!

    April 16, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  13. bigdil

    Donald Trump finds yet another way to get CNN to keep him in the headlines for doing nothing of consequence.

    April 16, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  14. Larry L

    You "conservatives" need to take a good look. These are your people...

    April 16, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  15. CBR

    Best wishes on her birthday. I do hope she realizes that most mothers who do not work outside the home will never have a party this lavish. In fact, for some single moms or dads, celebrating birthdays is reserved for their children. For many, money is the issue.

    I applaud her for being a Mother who does not work out of the home. The statement was true just wasn't stated in more positive way. The issue was then blown way out of proportion by the campaign and more importantly by the media. People need to be more selective in what they perceive to be a wrong committed against the candidate or his wife.

    April 16, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  16. sftommy

    Rich folk throw a party for the wives and girlfriends.

    Anyone here invited to rub elbows with the GOP's 1% crowd?
    and give them a few more of your hard earned bucks?

    April 16, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  17. CBR

    Best wishes on her birthday. I do hope she realizes that most mothers who do not work outside the home will never have a party this lavish. In fact, for some single moms or dads, celebrating birthdays is reserved for their children. For many, money is the issue.

    I applaud her for being a Mother who does not work out of the home. The statement was true just wasn't stated in more positive way. The issue was then blown way out of proportion by the campaign and more importantly by the media. People need to be more selective in what they perceive to be a wrong committed against the candidate or his wife. Why such a fuss when an apology was made and the Democratic team chastised the speaker?

    April 16, 2012 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  18. phoenix86

    Why does the fringe-left controlled democratic party hate women?

    April 16, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    2 caddy worth $11000 not bad for stay home mom

    April 16, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  20. GODZILLA1

    Naturally it would be Trump.

    April 16, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Russ

    I don't see any poor people offering to throw her a party......if one did I'm sure they would have turned up their noses at them. Money, money, money. I'm sure Ann's toughest job was deciding who to hire to take care of the house and kids. If you notice not once has she said she actually raised the kids by herself. It's always been "I'm a stay at home mom and it's hard work." How many maids and nannies Ann? How many did it take?

    April 16, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  22. CanadaONE

    Canadians do not like Romoney – they think he is a fake – most want to cut ties with Americans if Romoney is even close to winning...ouch!

    April 16, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  23. Debbie

    I just sooo relate to Ann, the economy, and work being rewarded by a birthday party bash by Trump! LOL

    April 16, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  24. Pander Bear

    I'm sure Ann and Melania will compare the best values in toilet bowl cleaners.

    April 16, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. once upon a horse

    I gotta admit at least in this picture Trump's wife is HOT! But when you have all kinds of money that comes with the territory just ask his Ex-wives.

    April 16, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
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