LONG BRANCH, NJ — President Donald Trump is scheduled to be in Long Branch this Sunday, Aug. 9. He is currently at his summer vacation home in Bedminster.
The Federal Aviation Administration put out this warning that he will be in Long Branch Sunday into Monday. The Asbury Park Press reports that this is for a fundraiser held for him at the Deal home of Stanley Chera, a New York City real estate tycoon and personal friend of Trump's.
Chera died of COVID-19 earlier this spring. Yeshiva World News first reported about the fundraiser, which will be held at Chera's home in Deal, just south of Long Branch. Deal and Elberon are summer vacation spots for New York City's Syrian Jewish community, of which Chera was a part.
Seats to meet the President go for $250,000. For a photo op and to enter the reception, tickets are $35,000 and the cheapest cost of entry is $5,600, Yeshiva World News reported.
Chera previously held a fundraiser for Trump at his home in 2016, before he was elected.
Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is the son of Long Branch developer Charles Kushner, who served 14 months in federal prison in 2005 after he was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering.
After Chera passed away due to the coronavirus, Trump spoke about him at the below April 13 press conference. He was asked about Chera by reporters:
"Stanley Chera is a friend of mine for a long time," said Trump. "He's a great real estate person, he passed away, was a great real estate person, sort of a legend in New York real estate. He called me a couple of weeks ago, said he's tested positive ... Stanley is in his early to mid-80s, I guess. Stanley went into the hospital and he never came out. He went into a coma ... he was unconscious for a long period of time, and he never made it. A great man. Really a great philanthropist ... He was so excited when his friend from New York became president of the United States. He was like a young boy, but he was not a young boy. He was so excited. He was so happy. He was very proud of what we've done with this administration, but he was tested positive and unfortunately he didn't make it. It's a very sad thing."
Scroll to the very end, 1:43 to watch Trump talk about Chera:
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