Donald Trump will be in Los Angeles on Thursday for a fundraiser in Bel Air, with a list of reported hosts that include Colony Capital’s Tom Barrack and former Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt.
Tickets to the event range from $2,700 per person to up to $449,400 per person, according to the Los Angeles Times, with proceeds going to the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and state parties. The exact location of the event was not disclosed.
The event will be taking place a week from the date that Trump will accept the GOP nomination in Cleveland, and perhaps on the eve of the candidate announcing his running mate. Trump has signaled that he plans to announce later this week.
On Wednesday, Trump was scheduled for a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, with event chairs including weight loss entrepreneur Jenny Craig, real estate mogul “Papa Doug” Manchester and Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of T. Boone Pickens.
Also named on the invite was Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC; Steven Mnuchin, his campaign’s finance chairman who is a major movie financier; and venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, vice chairman of Trump Victory, the joint fundraising committee his campaign set up with the party.
Trump was in the Los Angeles area in May for a fundraiser in Santa Monica hosted by Barrack. He recently announced that he raised $51 million for his campaign and the party in June, compared to the $68.5 million raised by Hillary Clinton. Still, it appears to be a big improvement from Trump’s fundraising a month earlier, in which his campaign reported having just $1.3 million on hand at the end of the month.
“On my way to San Diego to raise money for the Republican Party. I am spending a lot myself and also helping others,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
Rob Reiner, who has been recruiting celebrities to tweet against Trump, responded to Trump’s remark. “Another of your thousands lies,” he wrote. The candidate has yet to take the bait.
Other Democrats used Trump’s trip to rail against the candidate.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), whose district includes Bel Air, said in a press call arranged by the Democratic National Committee that Trump was “going after the core of the American character. We are a nation of immigrants. We always will be, and for Donald Trump to attack immigrants and ban an entire group of people based on their religion, to call Mexican immigrants some of the worst criminal names, that really is a disservice to our nation.” Lieu said he was one of five members of the House who is an immigrant.