President Trump visiting NC for fundraiser

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — President Donald Trump is visiting North Carolina for a private fundraising event Saturday.

Trump supporters on Saturday near the home where the event is planned. Photo by Kelly Kennedy/CBS North Carolina

He is headlining a fundraiser on Saturday night in Greensboro to benefit his Trump Victory joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee.

By 6:30 p.m. Air Force One had landed at the Greensboro airport. Supporters and protesters were gathered in the rain along a street near the home where the private event was set to happen.

Trump’s motorcade drove through the area around 7:08 p.m.

The event is expected to raise $2 million, with donors paying up to $35,000 per couple to serve as co-hosts.

WFMY-TV reported the private event will be at the home of Louis Dejoy and Aldona Wos.

Dejoy is a Greensboro businessman and a large donor to the Republican party, while his wife is known for public service under former governor Pat McCrory, the TV station reported.

— WFMY contributed to this report


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