The president sent out the solicitation request on Monday where people can donate heaping sums of money for the chance to have their names “broadcast on the official Donald J. Trump for President livesteam.”
Donors have the option of paying $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,700, or “other” for the chance to have their name broadcasted on the livestream. They also can make the donation a monthly recurring donation.
The $2,700 option is the most that can be donated per election. As the fine print reads on the solicitation website, any $2,700 donation made for the State of the Union speech will be used for any primary election Trump may face ahead of the 2020 election. The “next” $2,700 would be designated for the general election, according to the website.
“This is a movement,” the request for money reads. “It’s not about just one of us. It’s about ALL of us. Which is why your name deserves to be displayed during tonight’s speech.”
The president is expected to discuss his infrastructure plan, immigration, trade, national security, and the economy during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Reports suggest Trump will stick to the script during his speech, a deviation from his normal, free-wheeling style of speaking during his campaign-style rallies.
The goal for talking about these topics could be to attract center-right voters who have been apprehensive about the president amid a growing number of scandalous stories that have swirled since he took office last year.