Tags: trump | gop | convention | tampa

Trump Saved One More ‘Surprise’ for Local Fla. GOP

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 05:17 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who is planning an “amazing” surprise in the opening moments of the Republican National Convention, apparently saved one more surprise for the Republican Party of Sarasota County, Fla. on the eve of the RNC.

The organization’s "2012 Statesman Dinner" honoring Trump sold out in, well, Trump fashion.

“This is the largest crowd we have ever had attend a ticketed function," party chairman Joe Gruters told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday. "There has never been anything like it, the press coverage, the excitement and the overwhelming number of people wanting to witness Mr. Trump receive the honor of Statesman of the Year has been bigger than anything we have ever dealt with before."

The organization has sold more than 950 tickets for the Aug. 26 event, according to the report.

While the billionaire host of the hit NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice," declined to say exactly what the Aug. 27 surprise might be, he has said that he won’t be endorsing the re-election effort of President Barack Obama, nor will the surprise be damaging to the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

“I was asked to speak and I’m doing something else,” he told Fox’s Neil Cavuto in a recent interview. “It’s going to be quite exciting and hopefully quite amazing.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Florida State Suspends Winston for Entire Game

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 07:36 AM

Top-ranked Florida State will face Clemson without Jameis Winston - for the entire game and not just the first half.Flor . . .

Pope Names Moderate as Chicago Archbishop

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 07:28 AM

Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday n . . .

ESPN: NFL's Ravens Knew About Rice Video Within Hours

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 22:03 PM

The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved