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Melania Trump Headlines GOP Fundraising Event At Mar-a-Lago

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First Lady Melania Trump was back in the spotlight over the weekend as she hosted a fundraising event for her husband’s campaign at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Photos posted online by Breitbart News captured several moments during the event featuring the Log Cabin Republicans, which was Melania’s first fundraiser of the cycle, including posing with group leaders Ric Grenell, Bill White, and Bryan Eure.

At the event, Grenell, who served as the former Director of National Intelligence in Trump’s administration and was the first-ever openly gay U.S. cabinet official in history, said that Trump will win the votes of gay voters in 2024.

“Donald Trump deserves our vote,” Grenell said in quotes provided to Breitbart News. “He is the best candidate for our safety, security, and prosperity. He sees you as 100 percent equal.”

At the event, Grenell also predicted that Trump, with assistance from his wife, will garner at least 50 percent of the gay vote in 2024. Eure, a prominent figure in the Log Cabin Republicans and senior vice president at Willis Towers Watson echoed that, highlighting further that gay voters are increasingly aligning with broader constituencies, focusing on issues like the economy and public safety.

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“We have seen four years of President Trump and almost four years of President Biden. No person with common sense, regardless of their sexual orientation, can honestly say they’re better off now, under Biden, than they were with President Trump,” Eure said, per Breitbart. “We are so blessed to have such a gorgeous and generous first lady stand by our side.”

The photos can be seen below in the Breitbart story:

White, a prominent figure within the Log Cabin Republicans and known for spearheading the initiative to establish Buckhead as an independent city separate from Democrat-run Atlanta, emphasized Melania Trump’s significance in broadening her husband’s appeal to key voter demographics across the country.

“First Lady Melania Trump is so kind and generous,” White, who is also the CEO of Constellations Group, said. “President Trump could not have a better surrogate to discuss why they are the best choice this coming November for ALL Americans. They are our best hope for our families, our livelihoods, and our safety and security.”

Breitbart added:

The star-studded fundraiser raised more than $1.2 million for the Log Cabin Republicans, a source familiar with the matter told Breitbart News, and was sold out less than two days after it was announced. It was held at Mar-a-Lago’s Tea Room and represents Melania Trump’s first solo event for her husband in 2024. She previously appeared at a record-breaking fundraiser alongside her husband in Palm Beach, but now, she is getting active on her own.

Event attendees included Fox News founder Roger Ailes’ widow Liz Ailes, Fox News contributor Caitlyn Jenner, San Francisco Giants owner Deborah McGowan, 2022 U.S. senate candidate in Pennsylvania and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, and about 80 other top supporters of the cause.

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Ahead of the event, the first lady wrote on the X platform: “As we look toward the future and the challenges that lie ahead, we must come together around the principles of liberty, justice, and patriotism. By uniting in our common goals, we can create a brighter and more promising future for all.”

“We must unite in our effort to establish a society where equality is the everyday experience of every American,” she told Fox News Digital. “Individual freedom provides a unifying set of principles, and ultimately establishes our American way.”

“Together, we must nourish and safeguard the seeds of liberty,” she continued. “Because, when successful, America blossoms into a magnificent place where everyone can practice their beliefs, share new ideas, and express individualism — this is when we are our best.”

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