NEW: Republican officials are flocking to Mar-a-Lago this weekend, allowing Trump to continue his lucrative business of renting rooms to party leaders who want his blessing. https://t.co/uDrowqlvS7
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) April 9, 2021
Take heart, fellow Democrats! If not for human decency, basic intelligence, and a rudimentary sense of self-preservation, you too could be spending your time and money kissing up to a senile criminal at his subtropical lair…
… Since Trump left office, at least six Republican candidates have held fundraisers at the former president’s Florida properties. This weekend, at least six more events will be put on by GOP-allied groups.
The events show that Trump has maintained his status as the party’s central figure, even after the violent effort by supporters to overthrow the election results on his behalf, and a post-presidency exile in which he has rarely left his own property.
That control has allowed Trump to continue his unprecedented and lucrative business relationship with his own party. Republicans will pay Trump just to be where he is — or even, in some cases, where they hope he might be…
And what do the hopeful donors get for their money?