Here is an interesting news item. It seems like Trump-whisperer Steve Bannon is not the sure-fire crowd puller that the Republican party thinks he is, as evidenced by what happened when they made him the featured keynote speaker at a fundraiser.
The Hillsborough County Republican Party’s dinner with former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon is now free.
Party vice chairman Jeff Lukens sent an email to members of the local party Monday saying, “The Trump Anniversary Dinner with Steve Bannon this Friday will be COMPLEMENTARY TO ALL. We have a donor who will cover our expenses.”
The party had previously advertised the dinner, to be held Friday night, as a fundraiser with prices up to $20,000 for 10 seats of premier seating at a table with Bannon, VIP tickets at $1,000 each, and general admission at $125.
Last week it cut the prices to $5,000 for the 10 “chairman’s table” seats with Bannon, $300 for VIP seats, and general admission at $50. Announcing the price cuts, the party said in a Facebook posting, “We want to pack the house!!!”
Those prices have now been reduced to zero.
The next step will be to offer to pay people to attend because $0 still seems like too high a price to hear white nationalist bilge from Bannon..
I wonder how those who had paid the earlier high prices (if there were any at all) now feel about being suckers? Will they get a refund?