GREENSBORO – Last time President Trump visited the Triad it was as the Republican nominee and he was greeted by thousands of adoring supporters for a rock-concert style campaign rally. This past weekend Trump was back, but for a much different venue – a private fundraiser with a minimum $2700 ticket for entry.
Old Irving Park- a golf course neighborhood in Greensboro- was full of excitement over the prospect of playing host to the President of the United States.
Trump was visiting the home of big-time Republican donor Louis DeJoy and his wife, Aldona Wos, who is vice chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, for a fundraiser.
Wos formerly served in the administration of Republican Governor Pat McCrory as head of the Department of Health and Human Services.
“It’s a little bit exciting. There are a lot of police cars here and a lot of activity,” said resident Trisha Edwards. “I think it’s exciting for him to be here and we’re always interested in what the president has to say.”
While supporters were eager to spot Trump, and some protesters intent on getting some air time, the rainy evening event was private.
However, with 2018 midterm elections just around the corner, it is likely that Trump will again make his rounds in North Carolina to endorse and campaign for candidates.
Perhaps, though, he’ll think harder about the candidates he chooses to endorse after his latest endorsement, of incumbent Alabama Sen. Luther Strange (R), lost ‘bigly’ to the more Trump-like maverick Judge Roy Moore.