Just in: Lee Greenwood to headline Trumpettes party at Mar-a-Lago


Country music star Lee Greenwood will headline a 2019 party at Mar-a-Lago hosted by Trumpettes USA, President Donald J. Trump’s fan club.

Greenwood, the author and singer of “God Bless the USA, ” performed at Trump’s inauguration. Now he’s slated as the main entertainer at the Trumpettes Red White & Blue Celebration on Feb. 23, according to a flyer being sent out to members of the Trumpettes club.

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“Country Comes to Mar-a-Lago” is the theme of the party, being held at Trump’s Palm Beach mansion and private club during the height of the winter social season.

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The flyer encourages guests to don western garb and “gallop over” to the poolside reception, then “giddy on up” to the “Yippi Ki Yay Dinner” in the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom. (Many people associate the phrase “yippi ki yay” with the Bruce Willis action film, Die Hard, but the phrase actually is an old American cowboy expression meaning, roughly, “yahoo.”)

After dinner, prepare for a hoedown on the Mar-a-Lago dance floor, according to the flyer.

MORE: Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago

While the party’s attire may be casual cowboy, the ticket prices and venue are not. Tickets this year cost $550 per person, up from $300 at January’s inaugural gala. More than 900 people seated in two ballrooms attended the January event, which featured Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro as a guest speaker. Trump’s son, Eric, was there, too.

The 2019 party will feature a VIP reception, with unspecified special guests, for patrons buying tables ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.

For $15,000 to $20,000, guests not only receive seating for 10 to 12 people, and the VIP reception, they also receive premium seating. For the entry-level table price of $7,500, guests receive seating for ten in a prime area.

Toni Holt Kramer, Trumpettes founder and party organizer, explained the new pricing.

She said Mar-a-Lago gave the Trumpettes a break on the price last year, in recognition of the fact that Holt Kramer, a club member, put the party together quickly, with little time to raise money. Holt Kramer said she was inspired to create the party in a bid to counter the exodus of nearly two dozen charities from Mar-a-Lago following Trump’s controversial comments about the 2017 neo-Nazi and white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.

For the January gala celebrating Trump’s first year in office, Mar-a-Lago threw in some freebies, such as free security for the event, Holt Kramer said.

But entertainers, celebrity guests, food, decorations and favors all cost money, and Holt Kramer said she knew that any subsequent party for the president would need to pay standard pricing for a Mar-a-Lago event.

In addition to Greenwood, other notables are coming to the party, including Wink Martindale, the disc jockey, radio personality and game show host, Holt Kramer said. More celebrities are slated, too, but she wouldn’t yet dish the details.

While donors are underwriting some of the cost, Holt Kramer said she knows she needs to spend the money to keep the affair interesting in order to create momentum for the 2020 presidential election. “I have a higher bar to reach,” she said.

People already are interested.

Holt Kramer said she just sold four tables in Beverly Hills. “They were there last year and they said, ‘We want four tables. Put us down,’ ” she said.

There’s no way of telling whether Trump will attend. Even though he tends to make frequent weekend trips to his Palm Beach mansion during the winter, Holt Kramer isn’t promising anything.

Those interested in buying tickets can email celebratingtrump@aol.com.



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