Biden & Trump will hold rival fund raising events in London tonight.

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US Republicans and Democrats are hosting rival fundraisers in London on Wednesday evening, with celebrity hosts looking to reel in thousands of dollars in election donations. Actress and singer Holly Valance is expected to host a pro-Donald Trump event in West London at which ticket prices start at $10,000 (£7,800), one invitee told the BBC. Across town, Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is reported to be hosting a fundraiser in support of Joe Biden's campaign. Tickets are said to cost $1,000 each. Only US citizens and permanent residents will be able to make donations.

Donald Trump's son, Donald Jr, is among the reported guests at the Republican fundraiser, as is Trump's ally Nigel Farage, the Reform UK party leader, who told the Financial Times it would be "very odd" if he was not there. Greg Swenson, the chairman of Republicans Overseas, said he, too, would be attending and confirmed that tickets cost from $10,000-$100,000. Mr Swenson acknowledged it was a "big-ticket" event, but insisted the Republicans were the "party of the people" and highlighted the entry fees for rival Democratic events. The most expensive tickets for one of Mr Biden's events in New York in March cost half a million dollars each. Mr Swenson said he would be "surprised" if Trump Sr did not make a virtual appearance on Wednesday, having been at other events at which the ex-president "chimes in".

Trump has lagged behind his rival in fundraising efforts during the race so far, but his recent conviction in a New York hush-money trial prompted donations of tens of millions of dollars, according to his campaign team. The party was "killing it with small donations", Mr Swenson said, after Americans were left "shocked at the justice system". Australian-born actress, singer and model Holly Valance has been linked to Mr Farage and Trump since being pictured alongside the two politicians in 2022, along with her entrepreneur husband Nick Candy. There was no immediate response to a BBC request for comment that was sent to the Candy Foundation, the couple's charity.

Few details were available about the rival Democratic event, which was due to be hosted by Anna Wintour according to a Financial Times report. The BBC has approached the Biden campaign for comment. The timing of the rival London events was pure coincidence, insisted Sharon Manitta, global press secretary for Democrats Abroad. Ms Manitta said her organisation - which operates separately to the Biden campaign - had organised a further event, a comedy night in Greenwich, for which tickets were selling for the more modest sum of $60. "We figure need a bit of comedy now in this craziness," she told the BBC.
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highdesert wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:12 pm
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Probably plenty of US citizens and LPRs who work for multinational corporations in London that attended Trump's or Biden's fundraiser.
So do lots of others that want access to a potential US president or current president. Not all will be US citizens.
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So are we allowing a convicted felon to leave the country? I’m sure there are a lot of other convicted felons that would just love to leave the USA. If TOS is actually going maybe we shouldn’t let him back into the USA.
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TrueTexan wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:42 am So are we allowing a convicted felon to leave the country? I’m sure there are a lot of other convicted felons that would just love to leave the USA. If TOS is actually going maybe we shouldn’t let him back into the USA.
No, they mention a virtual appearance by Trump but only as a possibility.
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