Trump Beverly Hills Event Has Low Turnout and Lack of Celebrities

Donald Trump has always liked to have high profile celebrities around him. Since moving to the White House, he’s held meetings with stars like Kid Rock, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

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The president held a fundraising dinner last night at the Beverly Hills, California home of donor, Lee Sampson. According to the Daily Beast, the event came far short of expectations.

Multiple valets as well as Rabbi Marvin Hier, said there were no celebrities at the event. Tickets reportedly cost anywhere from $15,000 to $150,000 depending on access to Trump.

The attendance was also reportedly disappointing. While the Daily Beast put the number of attendees at around 400, the Washington Post had the number at closer to 170.

Protesters from both sides of the aisle made their presence felt. There were, “four flag-clad supporters in MAGA hats, and 10 protesters holding a banner that read ‘TRUMP AND PENCE MUST GO.”

Congressman and frequent Trump-opponent, Ted Lieu (D-CA), welcomed Trump to his district and cracked a joke at this expense. “This is my district,” Lieu posted on Twitter, “and Donald Trump can eat comfortably because there are no windmills nearby.”

While California will always be an uphill battle for Trump, he told attendees he expects to win the state in 2020. In 2016, the president lost California by nearly 30 points.

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