Donald Trump attended his daughter-in-law Lara’s fashion show at Mar-a-Lago where the former president took the stage to promote his 2024 run at a fundraiser for a dog rescue.
After praising Lara, the wife of his son Eric Trump, for her efforts at the fundraising fashion show, the former president took to the stage to deliver a few remarks to the friendly crowd.
“Remember this – we have a country in trouble,” Trump said, rising from the podium and taking the microphone for a few quick words.
“We will make America great again,” he added to cheers from the crowd. “We’re going to make it better than ever.”
Lara walked down the catwalk in a blue corset dress for a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser as Donald Trump Jr.’s longtime partner Kimberley Guilfoyle proudly filmed her, just hours after the couple spoke at CPAC.
Lara donned a flowing blue dress by Parisian designer Anne Fontaine.
Former President Donald Trump took the stage at a fundraising fashion show hosted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. He made it political by saying: ‘Remember this – we have a country that is in trouble’. We’ll make America great again’
Lara Trump strutted around in a flowing blue corset dress for an event at Mar-a-Lago raising money for a dog rescue
After the fashion show, a woman in a zebra-print mini dress greeted former President Trump onstage and handed him the microphone. In the background, an orchestral instrumental version of the Village People’s hit YMCA played over the speakers.
“I guess Lara is somewhere,” Trump said, scanning the crowd for his daughter-in-law, who was standing behind him onstage.
“She’s so amazing, so awesome,” he continued. “She wanted it to be very special this year. She worked with the group behind me and the group in front of me.
Trump wore a navy blue suit and a red tie.
The ex-commander-in-chief’s daughter-in-law looked like she was enjoying the show. She flicked her hair, performed in front of the cameras and twirled around while showing off her legs in bare high heels.
“Someone (@bigdogranchrescue) let me pretend to be a model again today,” she wrote on social media, thanking the charity for letting her participate.
Guilfoyle – girlfriend of ex-president Don Jr.’s eldest son, did not take to the runway but posted a video of Trump and photos with his fiancée’s sister-in-law.
The two-day event – titled “Wine, WoMEN and Shoes” – was held at the Florida Mar-a-Lago Presidential Resort and led by Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
The former made a surprise appearance at the party in 2021.
He called Lara, who is helping to organize the event, “amazing” before mocking a possible Senate race for his daughter-in-law which never materialized.
Lara Trump worked the runway at a pet adoption charity fashion show over the weekend. The wife of former President Donald Trump’s second son, Eric, descended in a flowing blue corset dress by Parisian designer Anne Fontaine
Kimberly Guilfoyle, fiancée of Donald Trump Jr., was also present at the charity event
Trump took the stage for an orchestral instrumental version of Village People’s hit YMCA and praised his stepdaughter as ‘incredible’
During the fundraiser, a shirtless male model had several handbags slung over both of his shoulders and carried a larger handbag while wearing white jeans and white trainers
The benefit not only includes the promise of booze and models, but also a “celebrity dog fashion show.”
Big Dog Ranch Rescue bills itself as “the largest cage-free, kill-free dog shelter in the United States. We are committed to rescuing, nurturing, and adopting dogs into loving homes.”
Their chairman and founder Laurie Simmons – like Trump and Guilfoyle – often appeared as a guest of Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show.
In a press release celebrating Eric’s mother, Ivana Trump, after her death in 2022, the organization noted that Eric and Lara Trump frequently attend BDRR fundraisers to save dogs and Lara played a role. instrumental in obtaining legislation that prevents cruelty to animals, including banning greyhound racing in Florida.’
A 2021 report from HuffPost claimed the organization had spent up to $1.9 million on Trump properties in recent years.
“The quality of service, the beauty of the venue and the excellent rate we have provided as a non-profit organization along with the generosity of the supporters who sell our event there each year allow us to save and house thousands of dogs.”
“Our investment there and the other locations mentioned in the article has returned more than $12 million over eight years, allowing us to continue our mission,” Simmons said in a statement defending his association. with the Trump family.
The ex-commander-in-chief’s daughter-in-law looked like she was having the time of her life, shaking her hair, performing in front of the cameras, twirling and showing off her legs in bare high heels
Lara Trump twirls on the podium just hours after speaking to CPAC on Saturday
The two-day event – titled “Wine, WoMEN and Shoes” – was held at the President’s Florida Mar-a-Lago resort and led by Big Dog Ranch Rescue
Claiming to have rescued over 50,000 dogs since Big Dog Ranch Rescue was established in 2008.
“Our mission is to rescue 5,000 dogs each year, care for them and place them with loving families, and educate people about proper dog care and the importance of spaying and neutering,” says their website.
Lara Trump served as an adviser to her stepfather’s 2020 presidential campaign and spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland this weekend.
“Under Joe Biden, America is falling apart,” she said during her speech and praised Trump’s efforts to reduce unemployment compared to Biden’s.
Former President Trump once again topped the poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, with 62% of attendees polled saying they wanted him as the 2024 GOP nominee.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who skipped the annual conference which returned to suburban DC this year, again came in second with 20% support.
Trump improved his performance from last February’s CPAC, where he received 55% support, while DeSantis’ support remained stable. He got 21% last year when the conference was held in his home state of Florida.
Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who continues to falsely claim she won her election, was elected the first to be Trump’s vice president.