When President Donald Trump travelled to El Paso, Texas, on Monday, more than just a MAGA rally and his standard border security rhetoric was on offer to supporters: also up for grabs was a photo op with the president, for the not-so-low price of $15,000.
According to Newsweek, Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey shared the invitation from Trump’s re-election campaign on Monday, prior to the event.
“RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump Victory Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts cordially invite you to a photo opportunity and rally with Donald J. Trump President of the United States,” it read. “Photo opportunity $15,000 to attend.”
Although the photo price seems high, it’s actually relatively reasonable compared to another Trump campaign fundraising event last September where the president charged $100,000 for a place at a roundtable event in Washington D.C., an additional $70,000 per couple for a photo opportunity and another $35,000 per couple for dinner.
Newsweek offered comparisons with 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who charged at least $100,000 per person for a fundraising dinner in Nebraska that year, and former President Barack Obama, who charged about $35,800 per person for fundraising events in 2012.