“USA! United States! United States!” It broke out on Saturday afternoon in the Kentucky Derby when former President Donald Trump appeared on the Churchill Downs high-rise screen, causing a loud applause from the crowd.
Trump’s attention-grabbing appearance occurred about 20 minutes before the run of the 148th Kentucky Derby where he was. Host a $ 75,000 fundraiser per person.
Here’s what you need to know about Lexington Herald-Leader reporters Andrew Henderson and Josh Moore about the 45th President’s move in the Kentucky Derby:
Trump was guided to Churchill Downs discovered by the audience
According to reporter Andrew Henderson, who attended the event, FBI agents and Kentucky police officer Gag used tarps and seats to cover Trump from the sight of Churchill Downs spectators.
At around 5:45 pm, Trump was immediately escorted as several people gathered there cheered. He was later photographed in the race and displayed on the big screen of the racetrack.
As noted in the Twitter thread below, some of the onlookers who are lifting their cell phone cameras high shouted for a glimpse of the 45th President of the United States.
Trump, seen as the wife of a major Republican donor
Trump was filmed with Kelly Craft, a Kentucky businessman and former US diplomat during Trump’s presidency.
Kraft was the ambassador of Canada from October 2017 to August 2019. She became the United Nations Ambassador to the United Nations in September 2019, and she played that role until the end of Trump’s term in January 2021.
Kelly Craft is the wife of businessman Joe Craft. He and his wife are one of the largest donors to the University of Kentucky.
Trump will host a ritzy fundraiser for $ 75,000 per person
According to multiple reports, Trump attended the 148th Kentucky Derby and hosted a fundraiser for the super PAC “MAGA, Again!” In partnership with Trump.
Trump was to appear with PAC leaders Kimberly Gilfoil, Pam Bondi, Richard Grenell and Matt Whitaker, following the invitation. According to a previous report from Herald Leader political reporter Austin Horn, the price to attend the event was $ 75,000 per person.
It wasn’t clear if or how many Kentucky citizens would attend the event, but Republican governor candidate and lawyer Eric Deters tweeted that he would attend.