Pirro booked for Trumpettes bash
Here comes the judge, back to Mar-a-Lago.
Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, once again will be the guest speaker at a party celebrating the anniversary of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration.
Party organizer Toni Holt Kramer of Trumpettes USA, Trump’s fan club, is hosting the event, set for Feb. 23. Tickets went on sale in late July, and in less than 30 days, Holt Kramer said about 70 percent of the 700 available seats were sold.
Earlier this year, Pirro wowed more than 900 guests in two ballrooms at the inaugural Trumpettes party Jan. 18 at Mar-a-Lago.
Elegantly dressed in a one-shoulder red gown, Pirro started her remarks with a vulgarity: “Welcome to Mar-a-Lago. A magnificent place. It sure ain’t no s—hole!”
The crowd loved the salty reference to remarks attributed to Trump, when he allegedly referred to Haiti and African nations in a meeting on an immigration deal. Trump has denied making the comment.
Pirro’s speech included her repeated assertion that the Justice Department and FBI are “corrupt,” and that illegal immigrants are “crossing the borders, taking our jobs, education and housing ... just in case they decide to kill us.”
When Pirro mentioned Hillary Clinton, whom she said would have “destroyed this nation,” the crowd broke into chants of “Lock her up!”
Holt Kramer said Trump fans all wanted Pirro back for the Trumpettes Red White & Blue Celebration.
“So many people who called for tickets said, ‘Are you having Judge Jeanine again?’ ” Holt Kramer said. “Everybody wants her. She’s so fabulous and she knows what’s going on.”
Pirro just published a book, Liars, Leaks and Liberals: The case against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy. The book is No. 5 on the New York Times’ list of best-selling hardcover nonfiction books.
During the Jan. 18 party, people clapped when Pirro called out the “left wing, socialist agenda.”
Last year’s event drew Trump supporters from all over the country, and the world, to an Americana-themed evening featuring a Dixieland band and classic American fare, including burgers.
This year, Holt Kramer and her team are planning a country and western theme, “Country Comes to Western.”
Country music performer Lee Greenwood, author and singer of God Bless the USA, will be the main entertainer. Greenwood performed at Trump’s 2017 inauguration.
The upcoming party will be pricier than last year, when tickets sold for only $300 and Mar-aLago threw in some freebies, such as free security for the event, Holt Kramer said.
Tickets for the February party cost $550 per person. But the emphasis is on selling tables to help defray the cost of the event.
For $15,000 to $20,000, guests receive premium seating for 10 to 12 guests. In addition, they are invited to a VIP reception, with unspecified special guests.
A table costing $10,000 gives guests premium seating and a VIP meet-and-greet, while a table costing $7,500 secures seating for 10 in a prime area.
Holt Kramer said she’s added new ticket categories, premium individual seats costing $2,000 apiece. Those seats will be assembled at a premium table. But she’s already nearly sold out of space for those spots, she said.
Only the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom will host tables for the upcoming event. The smaller white-and-gold ballroom, which in January featured dinner tables, will be used to host the VIP event next February, Holt Kramer said.
Holt Kramer said tickets are selling fast. Helping goose sales was a recent BBC documentary on the Trumpettes, which prominently featured Holt Kramer.
Despite the increasingly dark turn in the nation’s political discourse, and the recent guilty convictions or pleas by those once close to Trump, Holt Kramer said the February party will be a celebration, not a political lecture.
“If you’re there, we know you’re supporting (Trump). We don’t have to tell you what to do. This is not the time or place for that,” she said.
Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” speaks during A Red, White and Blue Celebration honoring the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration in January at The Mar-a-Lago Club.