UPDATE: In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump has canceled his trip to Dallas on September 27. Roy Bailey, one of Trump's biggest Texas fundraisers, told the Dallas Morning News that the trip was off, and there was no information on whether it would be rescheduled. It would have been Trump's first fundraising visit to Texas as president.
While President Donald Trump is still making headlines over the controversy surrounding Confederate statues, he's quietly planning a trip to Dallas to help raise funds for the Republican party.
According to the Texas Tribune, invitations to the event were sent out to Republican donors, with ticket prices ranging from $2,700 to $100,000. Trump's re-election campaign, named Trump Victory, gets some of the money off the top; the rest goes to the Republican National Committee.
Hosts of the event include Texas donors who supported Trump in the 2016 campaign: Dallas investor Doug Deason; Oklahoma oil man Harold Hamm; Laredo banker Dennis Nixon; Jeanne Phillips, a former U.S. Ambassador under President George W. Bush; and Fort Worth socialite Kit Moncrief.
Trump's previous visits to Dallas include a 2015 appearance at the American Airlines Center that September, and two rallies in 2016. This September 27 visit, which has not been officially announced by the White House, would be his first as President. The exact venue has not yet been revealed.
He's been at the center of a controversy over his comments following the death of a young woman who was run over and 19 others who were injured at a rally protesting the removal of Confederate-era statues in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Meanwhile, tickets will go on sale on August 18 for a rare joint appearance by former president Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on November 17 at The Pavilion Indoor Theater at Irving Music Factory. It will include a Q&A session. Tickets go on sale at 10 am through Ticketmaster.com and start at $99.50 plus fees.