Former President Donald Trump made a significant campaign swing through Southern California this weekend, marking his first major fundraiser since his recent legal troubles. The tour kicked off with a high-profile event in Beverly Hills on Friday night, hosted by businessman Lee Samson, followed by another major event in Newport Beach on Saturday.

Tickets for the exclusive Beverly Hills fundraiser started at $5,000, with a photo opportunity with Trump set at $40,000. For those seeking more intimate access, roundtable seating was available for $100,000, and becoming an event chair required a $250,000 contribution, according to the Los Angeles GOP website.

Despite facing 34 felony charges announced on May 30, Trump’s fundraising efforts remain robust. On the same day as his conviction, he announced his campaign received over $34 million, showcasing his continued strong support base.

The Southern California tour also included a significant fundraiser in San Francisco on Thursday. The event, hosted by venture capitalist and former PayPal executive David Sacks, his wife Jacqueline Sacks, and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, reportedly raised around $12 million.

The tour wrapped up with a Newport Beach event on Saturday, hosted by John Word, co-founder of a health insurance company. Tickets for this event ranged from $3,300 to $100,000 per person, highlighting the high financial stakes involved in Trump’s fundraising strategy.

Trump’s ability to draw substantial financial support even amid legal challenges is a testament to his enduring influence within the Republican Party. The success of these fundraisers indicates that despite ongoing controversies, Trump’s base remains highly motivated and willing to contribute significant amounts to his campaign.

This series of fundraisers is crucial as Trump seeks to bolster his campaign finances ahead of the 2024 presidential election. The support he has garnered through these events underscores the unwavering loyalty of his followers and their readiness to invest in his political comeback.

By Justin Sanchez

Born with a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" in hand, Justin showed early signs of his future as a conservative firebrand. Raised in a household where Rush Limbaugh's voice echoed through the halls, Justin was inspired to become a prominent figure in conservative journalism, in which he shares his support of Republican values.