Romney Campaign Offers Access To Trump In Exchange For Campaign Cash
ABC News' Michael Falcone and Jennifer Wlach report:
They're not your every day lunch companions, but you too could have the chance to break bread with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney - for a small price.
The Romney campaign launched a "Dine with the Donald" fundraising promotion on Thursday. In exchange for a contribution to Romney for President, the campaign is offering one lucky person the chance to win a fantasy day with Trump:
-airport transportation in a Trump vehicle
-a stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
-a tour of The Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom
-and the opportunity to dine with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney
The winner will be flown to New York City ("coach class") for the big day. According to the promotional website, the entire trip has an approximate retail value of $1,035, including a $35 lunch with Trump and Romney.
"As a counter to the Obama-George Clooney event, Mitt Romney has yet again called upon Mr. Trump to provide a little bit of excitement and star power for supporters of Gov. Romney," said Trump's top political aide, Michael Cohen. (Cohen was referring to a recent star-studded fundraiser actor George Clooney threw at his Southern California home for President Obama.)
The "Dine with the Donald" day will take place on June 28. That night Trump and Romney will also team up for a high-dollar fundraiser at The Pierre, a swanky New York City hotel.
"Donald Trump has been the single most significant surrogate for Governor Romney and has pledged his continued assistance to ensure that Obama is limited to being a one-term president," Cohen said.