For a chance to go hunting with Donald Trump’s sons, donors should be ready to part with as much as $1 million. According to the Daily Mail, a special fundraiser event, “Opening Day,” will give donors and lobbyists the chance to go on a shooting expedition with Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
Opening Day is described as an important time for the Trump family to honor their billionaire father by celebrating “the great tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing and conservation.” The dress code for the fundraiser is “camouflage and cufflinks…jeans, boots and hats are welcome.”
The Bald Eagle: $1 Million package includes four autographed guitars by a performer on Opening Day, a multiple-day hunting or fishing expedition of four guests with Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. as well as 85 VIP tickets and 200 General Admission guest tickets. It provides a photo opportunity with Mr. Trump exclusive to only 16 people.
The Grizzly Bear: $500,000 package includes two autographed guitars from an Opening Day 2017 performer, a photo opportunity for eight guests with President Donald Trump, a multiple-day hunting and fishing excursion for two guests with the Trump sons and 45 VIP guest tickets and 90 General Admission Tickets.
The Elk: $250,000 package allows a photo opportunity of four with the Trump sons and one autographed guitar by an Opening Day 2017 performer, 20 VIP tickets and 40 General Admission guest tickets. Other packages include the Marlin for $100,000, the Rainbow Trout for $50,000 and the Wild Turkey Package which goes for $25,000.
Entertainers like Alabama and Toby Keith are expected to perform at the event which holds at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. According to the organizers, all proceeds will go to charity.
According to the Washington Post, the Trump sons are enthusiastic hunters who even traveled out on an expedition when their father was at an abysmal low at the polls. The pair had reportedly gone to Yukon, a favorite hunting place for Donald Jr.
In 2012, photos of the sons with their trophies were allegedly leaked by an animal rights group. The gory pictures showed the men posing with a “dead elephant, kudu civet cat and waterbuck while on a big game safari in Zimbabwe.”
In one of the pictures, Donald Jr. was snapped holding a dead elephant’s tail in one hand and a knife in the other hand. Another picture showed the brothers standing underneath a 12′ 8” crocodile dangling from its mouth off a tree. The two have also been seen proudly holding a dead cheetah.
Many Americans oppose the hunting of animals for sport, according to a poll. Fifty-six percent revealed that they are out right opposed to it, 86 percent said they disapproved. Six out of 10 Americans have said big game hunting should be illegal. However, Donald Jr. continues to defend his love for hunting animals, saying that he kills are given to the Africans for meat and they remain incredibly grateful for that.
The 38-year-old revealed that his love for hunting wild life stemmed from spending time as a boy with his maternal grandfather during summer holidays in Czechoslovakia. He made known that bow hunting was his favorite type of hunting and that he still used most of his weekends to actively pursue whitetail deer in New York. He described the activity as something that had helped him steer clear of trouble and controversies.
“I owe the outdoors way too much to try to do the usual apologize and hide thing. It’s kept me out of a lot of other trouble I probably would’ve gotten into.”
According to the Huffington Post, the eldest Trump daughter, Ivanka is auctioning a 45-meeting over coffee for $50,000. Proceeds will be given to Eric Trump’s foundation which supports initiatives at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The meeting would hold at either the Trump Tower in Manhattan or the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
The winning bid is available to only two individuals who must pass criminal background checks and be endorsed by the Secret Service. They are expected to “conduct themselves appropriately with polite manners and respect.” The auction closes on December 20.
This situation is similar to what Mr. Trump accused his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, of doing with the Clinton Foundation. The Republican had lampooned the foundation all through his campaign, saying that Hillary Clinton set it up as a means of fleecing money off the wealthy in return for favors from her as secretary of state.
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