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Trump at Florida fundraiser: Calls for immigrants from developed nations, promises extended tax cuts for rich Americans


Florida – The ongoing efforts of former president Donald Trump to secure financial contributions for his presidential campaign appear to be paying off, as the fundraising event held over the weekend in Florida reportedly raised $50.5 million.

However, Trump’s statements at the Florida fundraiser have reignited discussions about his views on immigration and fiscal policy, emphasizing his intent to appeal to wealthy Americans while also reviving his past controversial remarks about immigrants. Trump, speaking at an event in Florida, expressed a preference for immigrants from “nice” countries like Denmark, rekindling the divisive rhetoric that has marked much of his political career.

Controversial Comments Revisited

At a high-dollar fundraising event held at a mansion owned by a billionaire financier, Trump revisited his earlier comments from 2018, where he derogatorily referred to some nations as “shithole countries,” drawing widespread condemnation. This time, he attempted to frame his preference for immigrants from countries like Denmark and Switzerland as a benign interest in quality rather than discrimination.

“And when I said, you know, Why can’t we allow people to come in from nice countries, I’m trying to be nice,” Trump explained to the attendees, as reported by The New York Times. “Nice countries, you know like Denmark, Switzerland? Do we have any people coming in from Denmark? How about Switzerland? How about Norway?”

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The event also highlighted Trump’s grievances with current immigration policies, particularly along the U.S. southern border. He expressed concerns about migrants he claimed were coming “from prisons and jails,” suggesting a threat to American security.

Financial Pledges and Campaign Funds

Trump’s address didn’t just focus on immigration. He also reiterated his commitment to extending the tax cuts enacted during his presidency in 2017, which predominantly benefited wealthy individuals and corporations. These cuts are set to expire in 2025, but Trump promised to expand them if re-elected.

“Trump spoke on the need to win back the White House so we can turn our country around, focusing on key issues including unleashing energy production, securing our southern border, reducing inflation, extending the Trump Tax Cuts, eliminating Joe Biden’s insane [electric vehicle] mandate, protecting Israel, and avoiding global war,” detailed an official read-out of the event.

This pledge was sharply criticized by President Joe Biden’s campaign, which accused Trump of promising tax cuts to his affluent supporters behind closed doors.

The fundraiser was a financial triumph for Trump, with his campaign claiming to have raised over $50 million. However, official figures will not be confirmed until campaign finance reports are filed. This significant influx of funds is critical as Trump attempts to bridge the financial gap with President Biden, who reported raising over $90 million in March alone.

Moreover, some of these funds are being redirected to a PAC used primarily to finance Trump’s legal defenses. This allocation of campaign funds to legal expenses underscores the ongoing legal challenges Trump faces, including several high-profile cases across multiple states.

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, Trump’s comments and campaign strategies remain as polarizing as ever, signaling another intensely contentious race. His recent remarks reflect a continued strategy of energizing his base with hardline immigration stances and promises of financial gains for the wealthy, set against a backdrop of legal and ethical controversies that continue to shadow his political endeavors.

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