Trumps hosting birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney
April 16th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
10 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. The Real Tom Paine

    Didn't the Donald ridicule Romney's business experience? " He's made a few nice, small deals". My, how the bootlickers are showing up in droves.

    April 16, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. warren

    ROmmey the antichrist!

    April 16, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. warren

    Rommey is a penis

    April 16, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. Randall

    I'm starting to question whether Trump's wife is actually alive and breathing. Do we have hard proof that she is actually human or is she, as some have proposed, a robot built in the small community of Stepford?

    April 16, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. Jules

    Of course they are – how helpful is having The Donald hold this fundraiser for you, Mitt? Not so much – except I suppose for the money. Of course that why you are behind anyway – all that money, very little taxes, when you do reveal your tax records, which you are going to have to do sooner or later. The Donald and The Willard – is The Donald on your short list for VP?

    April 16, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Orwell shrugs

    Oh lucky us!

    Just like the Oscars.

    Must see TV

    April 16, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    OOPS - her roots are showing again (the brown ones in her hair).

    Back to the beauty salon.

    April 16, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    Anne Romney: She's just your ordinary American house-wife.

    April 16, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  9. kate

    Oh, for god sakes..........

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 16, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. James

    Oh yes, because an average working woman would be able to fundraise a party from a billionare.

    April 16, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  11. Blue Collar Worker

    Birds of a feather stick together. The Romney's and Trumps are becoming an American joke. Wait until Romney trashes the tea party, poor whites, and minorities when he thinks he is not being taped. I don't want a phony that is disorganized and can't file his taxes by tax deadline. Romney reminds me of a college frat boy.

    April 16, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  12. Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Is Soo Plastic he Makes Mannequins Looks Real

    Melania Trump & Ann Romney deserves each other!!!

    Stepford wives fundraising at a birthday bash while doing absolutely nothing!

    So much for working moms in America. What a shame!!!!

    April 16, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  13. GetEd

    The poor "working" mom...But nobody is surpised any more that the Romney family would stoop so low.

    April 16, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    Why doeesn't anybody raise funds to help the REAL working mothers of this country? Maybe a new outfit - a 3 day week-end - a week with housecleaning, dishes, cooking provided. Why do they not get fundraisers? Not even 1 red cent of help unless they pay sitters and work for it.

    April 16, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. king

    keep moving regular folks this have nothing to do with you. this is an exclusive rich folks thing, only regular folks you will see are the waiter, waitress, and musicians. ann romney will be an excellent stay at home mom, dont you think, she will be bringing her butler, house made and her burper four her 5 boys, that not one didnt feel too patriotic to serve our country.

    April 16, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  16. DENNA

    Two over privileged rich women. Hey Ann, when my daughter was small I had to work. No choices here. My husband wasn't a rich meal ticket. We can't all "marry well".

    April 16, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  17. Buzzwad

    Don't forget the lime green jell-o and funeral potatos...

    April 16, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  18. Rags

    I wonder why this young woman has false teeth? Ann Romney with false teeth!

    April 16, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  19. normajean @ verizon ,com

    Leave it to "The Donald" to figure out a way to get himself back into the news.

    April 16, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. GOP = Greed Over People

    Looks as though they will celebrating the birth of Annie's third chin!

    April 16, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Calcommuter

    Wouldn't it be great if no one came? Trump is trying to stay relevent. You can stay there if you've never been there.

    April 16, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    Ummmmm – the one on the left is a gold-digger --– you're known by the company you keep. ha ha ha ha h ha

    April 16, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  23. V in Chicago

    Just a glimpse in to what we will see if this guy every gets to the White House. Mitt and his uber-rich friends "fund rasing". Give me a break!!

    April 16, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  24. susan

    Ann Romney, a poor working mom.
    Trump, a true patriot.
    Mitt Romney, a down-to-earth guy
    GOP, a party for the people

    April 16, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. David in Cincinnati

    I assume it is a birtherday party.

    April 16, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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