Mar-a-Lago make-up: Trump to headline March 3 fundraiser

President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve with son Barron and first lady Melania Trump. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post)

PALM BEACH — That pesky federal government shutdown prevented President Donald Trump from appearing at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Jan. 20 to celebrate his first year in office — but donors will get another chance to see Trump at his Winter White House.

The Jan. 20 soiree — headlined in the president’s absence by son Eric Trump, daughter-in-law Lara Trump and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel — still raised about $5 million for the RNC and Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

The RNC and Trump campaign have announced a March 3 fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago.

According to an invitation first flagged by FloridaPolitics.com, those who contribute $2,700 get to attend a reception, those who raise $25,000 (in increments not to exceed $5,400) get two seats for a dinner with Trump, and $50,000 bundlers get the two dinner tickets and a photo.

The fundraiser coincides with the RNC’s annual spring retreat, with 200 to 300 major GOP donors expected to visit an undisclosed location in Palm Beach.

Trump addressed the Republican donor group last year at the Four Seasons Resort just down the road from Mar-a-Lago.

An RNC fundraising email says Trump will be “keynote speaker” during this year’s March 2-4 donor weekend, presumably at a separate event from the March 3 fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago.