Nashville health officials have approved a fundraiser for President Donald Trump ahead of Thursday night’s debate, an event that will take place as the city places restrictions on most large gatherings.
Metro’s public health department confirmed on Wednesday that it had reviewed the plans and approved the fundraising event, but did not provide details on where it would take place or how many people were allowed to attend.
The fundraiser will be held downtown Thursday afternoon at the JW Marriott, according to two people familiar with the plans, although Trump is not expected to attend the main part of the event.
A fundraising invitation obtained by The Tennessean says the event is twofold: a reception with Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior advisor, in addition to an exclusive “panel discussion and photoshoot” with the president him. – even for those who gave at least six-figure donations to Trump’s re-election.
The reception with Ivanka Trump is for donations of $ 2,800 per person.
Trump’s campaign fundraising activities will be followed by the final presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at Belmont University. Debate begins at 8:00 p.m. CDT.
Dr Michael Caldwell, director of the Nashville Department of Health, endorsed the event, according to spokesperson Brian Todd.
The health department “will be there at the event to watch,” as it does at Tennessee Titans games, races at Fairgrounds Speedway and other large gatherings that receive city approval.
See Trump, guests arrive at fundraiser at JW Marriott
USA TODAY breaking news reporter Natalie Alund is tweet live from the stage at the JW Marriott in downtown Nashville where guests including Kid Rock and Lee Greenwood are in attendance.