Donald Trump Jr, his sister and girlfriend took part in a ‘Trumpilla’ in the Hamptons on Friday ahead of a potentially lucrative weekend of fundraising in the region by the president.
Trump is hoping to rake in $15 million in campaign cash on Saturday in a series of fundraisers in the Southampton area of Long Island, including a stop at the home of Don Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
On the eve of the event Don Jr, 42, was spotted participating in a Trump rally on a series of boats off the coastal town of Montauk, 25 miles along the coast from Southampton.
Also at the boat parade was Don Jr’s sister Tiffany, 26, and her boyfriend Michael Boulos.
In a blue swimsuit and white loose-fitting pants, Tiffany waved from the deck at the other participants in the ‘Trumpilla’.
Boaters across the nation have been taking to the waterways to show their support for the president, ahead of his election battle this November.
A small group of protesters yelled out their opposition to the event, but failed to make a significant impact.
After the gathering, the First Family were whisked away by a waiting fleet of SUVs, ahead of Saturday’s fundraisers.
The fundraiser at the home of his son and his son’s girlfriend is only one event in a series of fundraisers Team Trump has embarked on this month after trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden in second quarter fundraising.
Guilfoyle serves as the fundraising chair for the re-election campaign. She was seen getting her hair done at Blow, in Bridgehampton on Friday, ahead of the fundraiser.
Her tenure with Team Trump came under fire when some staff complained to Politico and The New York Timesabout her management skills and her use of private airplanes.
But her defenders point to her successful fundraising record and her ability to reach new donors for the Republican Party. Plus she is close to the Trump family given her relationship with the president’s eldest son.
The president will also attend an event Saturday at the Southampton home of billionaire former hedge fund manager John Paulso, one of Trump’s closet allies on Wall Street.
It’s unclear how restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have impacted in-person fundraising.
New York only allows for gatherings of up to 50 people and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has encouraged people to wear masks, particularly when unable to socially distance.
Guilfoyle reportedly caused panic in the Southampton neighborhood, home to many wealthy and influential people, after her COVID diagnosis. Shortly before it, she and Don Jr. were spotted at an outdoor rooftop party where few people wore masks.
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