Thursday, June 16, 2016
Trump arrives in Texas for rallies and fundraisers. Big Show for the biggest state.
The Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kicks off his two-day Texas swing in Dallas, with a private fundraiser and an evening rally.
He'll then head to San Antonio for a lunchtime fundraiser on Friday, before an afternoon private fundraising event in Houston followed by another rally. Trump's trip is mostly for fundraising purposes, and one of his campaign staffers told the Texas Tribune that the campaign plans to raise about $4 million here, while enlisting help from local Lone Star celebrities like Rick Perry and Red McCombs.
The arrival of the divisive candidate has inspired both friends and foes of Trump. In Plano, one woman has made custom dresses with photos of Trump plastered from head to toe. She's worn one to three rallies so far and plans to wear a fourth to the rally in Dallas, with a matching handbag and shoes. The dress, which looks like an unholy marriage between your grandma's photograph-cluttered refrigerator door and a Trump-themed full body condom, is also a poor investment: according to the Dallas Morning News, each one is only good for one wear, because the only way the woman can remove the dress is if she cuts herself out of it. "Donald Trump is the main course, and I am the appetizer," the woman told the Morning News.