Journalist Maggie Haberman wrote on Twitter a file of an invited guest to a Derby-day event at Churchill Downs organised by “MAGA, Again!”, a Trump-aligned super PAC, which also claims Trump will be in attendance, on Thursday. The fundraiser will take place, according to numerous Kentucky GOP sources close with the event. According to the invitation, the PAC, along with Pam Bondi, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Richard Grenell, and Matt Whitaker, “greet you to the Kentucky Derby with special visitor Mr. Trump…”
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Date and Time of Derby-day event
The event will be held on Saturday, 7th May 2022 at Churchill Downs. The event will start at 1:00 PM. The address of the event is 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208.
The PAC’s full formal name is “Make America Great Again, Again! Inc.”, and the price to attend is $75,000 per person and $150,000 per couple, according to the invitation. Churchill Downs, through a spokesman, refused to confirm that this event is taking place on its grounds.
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You can purchase tickets at Churchill Downs’ official website. You can only buy two tickets per registration if you register with your phone number. Many high-profile individuals, including prominent political figures, attend the Kentucky Derby every year.
Darren Rogers’ views on the event
“Churchill Downs doesn’t really coordinate any private or political fundraisers during the Derby,” Rogers told The Courier Journal when asked if private and/or political fundraisers are allowed at Churchill Downs during the Derby.
This will not be Trump’s first appearance at a most exciting two minutes in sports. He also attended the 1999 Derby with Melania Trump. Despite the fact that the ex-president will be in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home state and hometown, it’s safe to assume the longtime senator will not attend the super PAC’s event.
Who will be coming as special guests to the event?
The high profile event will be held on 7th May. Many famous political celebrities are coming to attend the event. Trump will be there at the event as an important guest. These are the following guests who are expected to come:
- Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle
Kimberly Guilfoyle is an American journalist who also served as an adviser to Donald Trump, the 45th President of the USA. Guilfoyle had been a prosecuting attorney in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, after attending the University of California, Davis, and the University of California San Francisco.
From 2000 to 2004, she served as assistant district attorney in San Francisco. Guilfoyle married Gavin Newsom, a Political candidate and future California governor, and served as First Lady of San Francisco for Newsom’s 1st two years as mayor. She is a Republican Party member and has been Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend since 2018. She started working at Fox News from 2006 to 2018, where she co-hosted The Five. She went on to work for USA First Policy initiatives, a pro-Trump super PAC, in the 2018 midterm elections. Kimberly will be attending the fundraising event.
- Richard Allen Grenell
He is an American political strategist, diplomat, TV personality, and public relations consultant who served in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as Assistant Director of National Intelligence in 2020. Grenell, a Republican, served as US Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020 and as Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Negotiations from 2019 to 2021. During the George W. Bush administration, Grenell served as a spokesperson for the United States at the United Nations. He founded Capitol Mainstream press Partners, a political consultancy, after leaving the State Department, and was also a Fox News contributor. Grenell was Mitt Romney’s foreign policy spokesperson during his 2012 presidential election campaign.
- Matthew George Whitaker
Whitaker is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and politician who served as acting Attorney General of the United States from November 7, 2018 to February 14, 2019. President Donald Trump appointed him to the position now since Jeff Sessions decided to resign at Trump’s request. Whitaker previously worked as Sessions’ Chief of Staff from October 2017 to November 2018. Whitaker was a tight end for the University of Pittsburgh Hawkeyes football team during his time there, including in the 1991 Rose Bowl. He will be coming to the event.
About Pam Bondi
Pam Bondi is an attorney and politician from the United States. She served as Florida’s 37th Attorney General from 2011 to 2019. She is a member of the Republican Party in the United States. She was hired by the Trump administration as a “special government employee” to help the White House with sending messages during the president’s struggle against impeachment in 2019. Bondi is also a senator who is part of Trump’s impeachment defence team. Pam Bondi spoke on the second day of the Republican Convention 2020 at the Mellon Auditorium on August 25, 2020.
What did Carstanjen have to say about it?
“We debuted our Homestretch Club this year at Churchill Downs Racetrack, the very first completed step of our multi-year financial investment plan,” Carstanjen wrote. “This new entertainment complex along the racetrack’s final stretch features 3,250 premium seats that will offer our guests a variety of unique high-end experiences,” says the company.
What’s new at the Kentucky Derby?
The company has also begun work on the second phase of their plan, the Turn I project, which will replace lower-cost temporary reserved seats with luxury covered seating overlooking the racetrack’s first turn. Derby 2023 is the projected completion date for that project. “The Paddock is the racetrack beating heart,” Carstanjen says.
“It’s where everyone can see the horses being paraded and saddled. In which the jockeys mingle prior to actually mounting up when they hear “riders up.” It’s where most of our guests choose who they’ll root for and bet on. The stables is truly where the best of the Kentucky Derby’s pageantry and spectacle collide to create the energy that pervades the racetrack,” Carstanjen finished.