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Donald Trump Makes Surprise Speech at Mar-a-Lago Fundraising Event

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Former President Donald Trump made a short speech at a dog rescue fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago on March 12, hinting that his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, might be running for the Senate.

Footage from the Big Dog Ranch Rescue event shows the crowd cheering as Trump took to the stage for an impromptu speech. In another video Trump says he was unprepared to make a speech but was passing the event when he heard people screaming, and decided to make an appearance.

The former president thanked the charity for their work and addressed Lara Trump, who was in attendance, saying, “I want to thank Lara, who’s been so incredible, I don’t know, you’re running for the Senate? I hear she’s going to run.”

Lara Trump has not confirmed if she will campaign to replace retiring North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr.

Trump also praised the Big Dog Ranch Rescue event. “[What you’re] doing is so important and so great and so important and I’m with you 100 percent, and we had many meetings in the White House and the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs,” he said. Credit: Valentina Aved via Storyful