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. mike

    Romneys dont have a clue how to appeal to the American people...totally ignorant..Perception in politics is EVERYTHING!!!
    Guess how they are perceived!

    April 17, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    This election is rich v/s middle class America.
    Fire all GOP idiots, clueless.

    April 17, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. Susan

    Any politician who Donald Trump supports will NEVER get my vote.

    April 17, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  4. roscoe

    I guess it isn't sinking in that having guys like Trump in the news endorsing you doesn't help Mitt. But, they both loving firing people so party on.

    April 17, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. dnick47

    You know the Repubs are continually harping about people abusing the Bankruptcy Law. Now here's Trump one of their own throwing a lavish party for one of their own. Didn't Trump plead Bankruptcy several times? Yes, well then where are the call from the right wingers about misusing the bankruptcy protection? Double standard you think?

    April 17, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  6. Laurie

    Not a problem for the Romney's is the guy in charge of the BBQ was convicted with four other men of beating to death a dog, skinning it and BBQing it. No suprise they believe Seamus enjoyed being trapped in a crate for 12 hours while he defecated all over himself. "He enjoyed it!! – Ann Romney

    April 17, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |

    How nice. The billionaires can go into a "secret room" away from regular Americans, and discuss wealth.

    April 17, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  8. Anthony

    It is clear why Melania Trump threw a party for Ann Romney. She can sympathize with Ann Romney, who does not have the "dignity of work" that Romney said women working at home need to have.

    April 17, 2012 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  9. Independent Voters

    Rich for the Rich ......Donald Trump didnt Laura Bush or Barbara Bush a birthday party why choose Ann Romney to have a million dollar birthday party. I bet Donald Trump would have gave Michelle Obama a Chucky Cheese birthday party that how evil Donald Trump is with the Obama family.

    April 17, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  10. Bob

    Trump's got some stones!! Everyone knows this is just a my-wife-is-(MUCH!!!)-hotter-than-your-wife opportunity. Bravo, Donald!!

    April 17, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  11. Chedar

    Great mother Ann Romney. She doesn't want her 5 sons to serve this country. Just to show how rich people make the poor protect their money with very little tax they pay.

    April 17, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  12. John

    the 1% helping the 1% good team work

    April 17, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  13. Hil

    Happy BIrthday Ann.

    April 17, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  14. mdn

    Chillin' with the THUMPSTER!

    April 17, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  15. Hil

    Reply to person complaining that Trump offered Birthday Fund Raiser for the Romneys.
    ....Your making a big thing of that Help me remember A Friday night in March2012 when we could not get Down Town Atl because one of Obama's RICH friends was offering a Fund Raiser.... OUR I -75 & 85 WERE BLOCKED B O T H WAYS AT RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC....The Airport was also put on hold at the bussiest time of the week.......

    April 17, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  16. Byrd

    All written off as a business expense no doubt. So how much is this bash going to cost us compared to GSA's shindig?

    April 17, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  17. zanny

    Donald Trump will do anything to get his face on TV. His support is a total turnoff for many American voters. I hope he gets out there and campaigns and campaigns and campaigns for Romney bevause that will so lose him votes. Sice Romney is s out of touch with the average American, hooking up with Trump only makes it more obvious.

    April 17, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  18. Grady

    it doesn't bode well for a candidate who tries to come off as an everyman to be entertained by the "clown prince" of the rich...

    April 17, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  19. CTSadler

    This is bound to help Mitt's record low favorability.

    April 17, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |

    There will be a bigger party when Romney defeats President Obama.

    April 17, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  21. Dilip Samuels

    Well! Well!!

    Both Romney and Trump boast about economic prowess

    Romney earns more money paying less tax than ordinary Americans and Trump ..well ...he has to sell his ideas or schemes to naive investors

    Besides, these two boys can't really be compared to real businessmen, the philantropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

    Trump and Romney are like midgets compared to these 2 giants who are as humble as they are waelthy

    April 17, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  22. Tom

    Palling around with Trump and his billionaire buddies will really help Mitt shed that "I'm a super-rich elitist" image he has going on...

    April 17, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  23. Publius Novus

    I imagine Mrs. Romney will interview Mrs. Trump extensively on the concerns of the average American woman, so she can report to Mitt.

    April 17, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  24. John

    Somebody give me a break. Nobody likes Trump and now Romney.

    April 17, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  25. Malory Archer


    Romney makes money by purchasing businesses, firing all the employees and selling off everything he can for maximum profit. Then he ships the carcass off to foreign soil where workers are paid $30 a month – if they're paid at all – to sell a lower quality product back to the declining middle class Americans – CHEAP!

    April 17, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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