State of the Union: Trump campaign offers to flash supporters' names on screen in exchange for $35 donation

President's fans making even modest contributions to re-election war chest will be rewarded with mid-address thank you, according to group's website

Tuesday 30 January 2018 08:58 GMT
What to expect from Donald Trump's first State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign will offer donors a chance to see their name flashed on the livestream of his first State of the Union address, according to a solicitation on his campaign website on Monday.

For a payment of at least $35, contributors’ names will be displayed on Trump’s campaign website during the speech to the US Congress, scheduled for 9pm EST on Tuesday/2am GMT on Wednesday.

”This is a movement,“ the website offer says. ”It’s not about just one of us. It’s about ALL of us. Which is why your name deserves to be displayed during Tuesday night’s speech.”

The web page allows donors to give as much as $2,700, the maximum allowed per election.

In his speech, Trump is expected to tout the economy and recently enacted tax cuts while also emphasising his calls for tougher immigration policies and for an infrastructure package.


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