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. Hair bear

    Wrong move! This brings a lot of attention to the 1percent party! Hooking up with the Trumps is like the perfect kiss of 99percent voter Death! I thought this guy wanted to Win?

    April 16, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. slickteigkcmo

    The ULTRA rich supporting the ULTRA rich, reminds me of Bush........oh no!!!!!!! Working class Americans remember they don't care about you, just themselves and their bank accounts, remember the banking mess ( that's their true friends) Greedy, selfish, arrogant bunch..... oh yes, and the wife who never had to work outside the home and do the home jobs too, and doesn't believe she is rich.....eegads, how out of touch can they get!!!

    April 16, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. Gfoos

    Best Government Money Can Buy!

    April 16, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. greatnews

    She has had some decent dental work.

    April 16, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. RIng Master

    GOP Circus continues.

    April 16, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. drgrover

    I wonder if Anne had to show Donald her birth certificate before he agreed to this

    April 16, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. MBSeattle

    The kiss of political death. If the Donald is for you then your in trouble.

    April 16, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  8. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Two loser teapublican families that will never see the insides of the white house in this century, thanks teaparty mormans.

    April 16, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. John

    Wait. The Trumps are throwing a party for the Romneys? Wow, sounds like the biggest break Obama could get. With Trump on your side, you don't need enemies.

    April 16, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  10. nena

    Can't wait to see and hear what the Romney nannies will say about this out of touch family. Ann, you know you haven't worked a day in your life. You claim that you worked so hard raising your boys, Was it you that raised them or was it the nannies? I agree that Ann, along with her husband have absolutely no idea what the average working women go through to raise a family plus work to support that family. The Romneys think that Americans are so dumb and stup it that we can't see what complete liers and hypocrats they are. If lying will help them win the nominee what are we to expect if he becomes the POTUS. These are scarry people. Does Trump want to be the VP, he sure is catering to them.

    April 16, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  11. Vader

    First, happy Birthday Ann Romney.

    Now, on with the show...

    Trump? Really? That's to whom you want to be closely associated? That paragon of virtue (let's see, wifey number 3 (or is it 4... I don't know... I lost count)), fiscal responsibility (hmmmm... how many times has "the Donald" used bankruptcy laws to avoid making good on his debts?) and honesty (New York real estate and casinos... 'nuff said.)

    April 16, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. Former Republican, now an Independent

    For someone trying to downplay the fact if elected he would be the 2nd wealthiest president in history, taking favors from, and hanging out with the Trumps, is not helping.

    April 16, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  13. Larry L

    The "Stepford Wives" are celebrating the Republicans blocking debate or vote on the Buffet rule. Obstructionism yet again! The Republicans wanted to be certain the fat-cats wouldn't have to pay a tax rate as high as working folks and retired military. Working people really, really need to throw-out the whole stinking Tea Party crowd of lap-dogs for the uber-rich. People who aren't in the upper 1% income brackets and still vote Republican are simply pawns – manipulated by bigotry, ignorance and fear.

    April 16, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  14. b-day to you...Trump, nooooooooooo

    Donald Trump is the reflection of his unkind show, he is as much bully as Lisa and Aundrey

    April 16, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  15. Maria

    Phoney Romneys!

    April 16, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  16. MWM

    If I had $10,000 I would wager that 99 percent of us could not attend.

    April 16, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  17. pastafaria

    Seems fitting that Melania Trump should host a party for Ann Romney, considering that after the 2012 elections are over their husbands will both be on Hollywood Squares together.

    April 16, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  18. Cheryl Jefferies

    So? There's not a person out there who wouldn't love to have Trump throw them a party, fund-raiser or not. You people are such hypocrites. How about the Obama's beaucoup vacations at public expense? Talk about being out of touch with reality! Now, there's out-of-touch for you. And, if Anne looks good, maybe it's because she has values, faith, doesn't touch alcohol, tobacco or caffeine and lives according to her faith and her values. You might try it sometime. If you can. But, I doubt you can. You don't have her guts. Sounds to me like you're nothing but jealous and envious. Wonder if you'd feel as envious if you'd also had to fight breast cancer and multiple sclerosis as she has. Frankly, she looks brave and beautiful to me.

    April 16, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. john

    We don't need another of wars!The arrogant display and utterances of Romney against Russia,North Korea is an indication of what hehas up his sleeves if he unfortunately gets into the white house.No nation at wars will thrive economically.

    April 16, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  20. ouisee

    Looks like the rich will still be running the world in the USA. Too bad the regular people will not be able to catch up, no money, no time, and they do not vote anyway, so they are getting what they deserve. Happy Rich Birthday Anne: May the money be with you. By the way, Donald looks like a good choice for VP. Tell your husband, he always listen to you when you talk about the economy.

    April 16, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  21. Thomas

    If the Don is for us, who can be against us?

    April 16, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  22. Dan

    Life is a beach.

    April 16, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  23. ZoeyJ

    I'll bet Anne Romney is just PRAYING......that Trump is not hosting a HAIR-RUS party for her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  24. rude

    How come I have a beautiful wife and I am NOT a millionaire???

    April 16, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  25. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    It would be all too easy to stoop to the level of the rightwing hatemonkeys and comment on those pictures. Instead I'll just say the GOBP cult has to be insane if they think rubbing America's face in their over-the-top excess and wealth will endear them to voters. Perhaps Rmoney should just start dressing up as the Monopoly banker.

    April 16, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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