Donald Trump is holding two fundraising events in New Jersey today. Both will be at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory located between Trenton and Princeton.
This evening Trump and Gov. Chris Christie will appear together at a $200-per-person rally to help pay off Christie’s debt from his failed presidential campaign. Bill Palutucci, a close Christie advisor, said he expects about 1,000 people to turn out. An invitation states that the event begins at 6 p.m. and Donald Trump and Chris Christie are expected to speak sometime after 6:30 p.m.
The exact time of the VIP fundraiser hasn’t been announced, but the $25,000-per-person event is intended to raise money for the New Jersey Republican Party. It has an estimated $525,000 debt that includes money spent for Christie’s legal bills in the George Washington Bridge lane closure case. Christie has never been charged in the case for what prosecutors say was an effort to punish a Democratic mayor who did not plan to endorse the governor’s 2013 re-election campaign. Palutucci said he expected 15-20 people to attend the $25,000-per-person event.
Christie endorsed Trump after the governor suspended his campaign for president, and Trump has named Christie to head the transition team if Trump is elected in November.
Protesters plan to be outside of the fundraiser at 4 p.m. across the street in a park. The New Jersey Citizen Action group is organizing a rally across from the armory.
The event will broadcast live on C-SPAN 1 and online at c-span.org. The live feed above is expected to provide a live stream, provided by Right Side Broadcasting, not NewsWorks.