WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for a little publicity?
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is trying to raise cash from his first State of the Union speech and giving donors a taste of the spotlight.
Those who contribute will have their names displayed under the livestream of the speech on the campaign’s website Tuesday night.
Trump’s middle son, Eric, says in a fundraising email that, “Even if you choose to only give $1, the proof of your support will send shockwaves around the world as they see every American who proudly stands behind our President.”
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The government watchdog group Public Citizen is criticizing the campaign for using the speech as a campaign fundraising event.
The group’s president, Robert Weissman, says Trump “is commercializing and corrupting yet another national institution.”