Nashville health officials have approved a fundraiser for President Donald Trump ahead of Thursday evening’s debate, an event that will take place as the city has imposed restrictions on most large gatherings.
The Metro Public Health Department on Wednesday confirmed it had reviewed plans for and approved the fundraising event, but did not provide specifics on where it would take place or how many people were allowed to attend.
The fundraiser is being held downtown Thursday afternoon at J.W. Marriott, according to two people familiar with the plans, though Trump is not expected to attend the main portion of the event.
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An invitation for the fundraiser obtained by The Tennessean indicates the event is twofold: A reception with Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior adviser, in addition to an exclusive “roundtable discussion and photo opportunity” with the president himself for those who have given at least six-figure donations to Trump’s reelection.