Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
2 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. Ron Paul 2012

    Pffffft, Ron Paul has pulled in well over a million dollars since yesterday and he not even serving food.

    April 16, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  2. aalisa31

    Didn't the Donald call Romney the WEAKEST LINK... now he is throwing fundraiser... Birds of feather flock together.. and they are called flip-floppers.....

    April 16, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. pastafarian

    I wonder if either of those women have enough natural tissue left in their faces to change their expression.

    April 16, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  4. toadears

    All 400 of those people will be expecting something in return should he get elected. It's the way of our current political system. It is the same for Democrats, also.

    April 16, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  5. Indy

    Trumps wife has the exact same squint as the Donald,perhaps they are releated. Nothing like having your brand new best freind throwing you a birthday fundraiser after trashing your husband and saying he is a small time businessman. Truth be told Romney has more liquid than Trump, and the Donalds wealth is on a piece of paper. Hopefully Trump remembers to ask Ann for her original birth certificate at this party.

    April 16, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. NotFooledByDistractions

    Trump has rightfully pegged Mr. Romney as his puppet – and a puppet for the wealthiest. Birds of a feather...

    April 16, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. Tom

    Only one wife?? As a mormon, Romney is a serious slacker.

    April 16, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. gordyb

    Ann had many difficult challenges every day as a multimillionaire stay at home mother like which Caddy do i drive today? what should our cook make for dinner? Who will dress the boys this morning? Yea, she worked real hard balancing her checkbook, looking for coupons to stretch a dollar, etc, etc, etc.

    April 16, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  9. Rogue351

    It is obscene how much money these candidates spend on the election. How many people could be employed and for how long for the cost of one presidential campaign. That is the question a real journalist should be asking. The really funny part is that most of this money is paid in advertising which goes straight into the pocket of the so called "Liberal Media". Republicans like Glenn Beck, Hannity and all of these other hate radio mongers are constantly crying about the "Liberal Media". But they continue to fuel the fires by dragging up every little thing they can find. Which in turn causes the candidates more money to cover there past. Tell me how does all of this reckless spending lead to a candidate we can trust in the office of president ? None of it makes any sense what so ever.

    April 16, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  10. Cat222

    My what big horse teeth you have! Why don't you spend some of that money you have and make an appointment with an orthodontist.

    April 16, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  11. Sirned

    I need to be in the news guys....Anne will keep me relevant.

    April 16, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    Between the two of them they have about 1/2 BILLION dollars, and they're begging for money? Who is the real slacker here?

    April 16, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  13. Squigman

    Did you get your invite? I didn't think so. This party will be by, for and attended by people that look upon people like you and your family as if you had just been scraped off the bottom of one of their shoes. You just dont get that part of it, do you?

    April 16, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  14. dnick47

    Billionaries hosting parties for billionaries. Sort of reminds me of the French Aristoricats before 1789.

    April 16, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  15. Daws

    "is expected to bring in "well in excess" of $600,000" Yet oddly only 5 people will be there...

    April 16, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  16. sayer

    If Mitt really knew how our economy works, he would know taxes are due the day before his wife's birthday.

    April 16, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  17. Reggie from LA

    Birds of a feather... We peasants will vote for Romney and watch them raise their glasses to toast each other. We'll raise our meager tin cups in an attempt to celebrate with them and be like them, but they won't acknowledge us...but for a brief moment and consider the poor fools who have elevated them. They'll be grateful, nod then separate themselves from us and legislate to their advantage and we'll like it because..."They just look the part, OK!!" Reg'lar fairy tale ain't it?

    April 16, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  18. David Pollan

    From the penthouse of Trump Tower, the UBER rich GOP powers that be raise money hand over fist to claw back into power and keep their acquired wealth at all costs, damned the rest of us....grrrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaatttttttttt!!!! I'm sure the Tea Bagger party working stiffs will relate to Romney and Princess Ann....as truly the candidate and first lady wannabe for the patriots in us all!

    April 16, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  19. Ken Cosgrove

    Good Lord!!! How many chins does Anne Romney have???

    April 16, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  20. Ken Cosgrove

    Who is the Borg on the left?

    April 16, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  21. Ken Cosgrove

    Is Trump's wife the biological daughter of Butthead?

    April 16, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  22. Amazed

    a party from the Donald, and endorsement: kiss of death due to heavy hair suffocation.

    April 16, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  23. Keksi

    Desperate housewives of Republican party.

    April 17, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  24. Omar

    One FAT CAT hosting another FAT CAT, uh huh, yeah....

    Good luck in November guys...

    April 17, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  25. ThinkAgain

    Is that Trump's daughter on the left?

    April 17, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
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