Trump is asking supporters for up to $4,995 for motivational events: report

Trump is asking supporters for up to ,995 for motivational events: report

  • Former President Donald Trump is delivering a series of motivational talks in partnership with the American Freedom Tour, Axios reported.
  • Ticket prices run the gamut, with rally-goers paying up to $4,995 to see him deliver the speech live on stage.
  • Included in the $4,995 package is a photo op with Donald Trump Jr.

Former President Donald Trump is asking up to $4,995 for a chance to see him give a motivational speech at a rally, Axios reported.

The events, which attract thousands of his followers, are hosted by the American Freedom Tour, according to Axios.

Trump has yet to announce a 2024 presidential bid, but has signaled a possible run. The former president’s rallies have also served as a barometer of his popularity among conservatives and could help him keep momentum for a possible campaign.

During an American Freedom Tour in March, Trump promised to return to the White House in 2024.

“With the support of everyone in this room, we’re going to take back the House, we’re going to take back the Senate, and we’re going to take back our country, and then, most importantly, we’re going to take back our beautiful White House in 2024,” he said, turning to a crowd of rally-goers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Chris Widener, founder of the American Freedom Tour, told Axios that “almost all of our speakers receive a fee for the event.” Widener has not disclosed to Axios how much AFT pays Trump to speak at these events.

Trump is scheduled to speak at another American Freedom Tour rally on Saturday.

For $9, rally-goers can pay to watch the event from a TV screen in an overflow room, according to the AFT website. For the presidential package, set at $4,995 per person, rally-goers can attend a reception and take a photo with Donald Trump Jr.

Above the presidential package is the Patriot, the price of which is not disclosed on the site. According to the AFT website, included in the Patriot package is an opportunity to take a picture with Trump after watching his speech at the front of the stage.

AFT told Axios these rallies were not a political endeavor, saying it was “not a Republican-aligned event or Trump-aligned operation.”

The AFT website describes Trump’s speaking partnership with the organization as “a celebration of faith, family, inalienable rights and God-given American freedoms.”

“Never before have America’s biggest conservative insiders and influencers come together in one event to unite a nation of silenced voices,” the event description continued. “At a time when so many in the media and government are tearing America and its people down, the American Freedom Tour celebrates America and what makes us great.”

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