Florida fundraiser is on with or without Trump

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-20 15:05:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida fundraiser celebrating President Donald Trump's first year in office will go on with or without him.

That's according to a Trump campaign official who was not authorized to publicly discuss planning and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump had hoped to spend the anniversary of his inauguration in Florida attending a high-dollar fundraiser taking place Saturday night at his Palm Beach estate. Instead, the president is reckoning with a federal government shutdown brought on by disagreement with lawmakers over what should be included in a government funding bill.

Trump scrapped plans to depart Washington on Friday. It remains unclear whether he still plans to attend.

Tickets start at $100,000 per couple and $250,000 to attend a round-table. The proceeds benefit a joint committee between Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee.