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The Trump Effect Drawing Massive Crowds in the Heart of Liberal America

Befuddled Biden is helpless to do anything about it. Let us dive into the phenomenal success of President Trump’s latest fundraising event in San Francisco, hosted by venture capitalists David Sacks and Chamath Palihapitiya.

This was no ordinary event—this was a powerhouse gathering that brought in a staggering $12 million, far exceeding the initial goal of $5 million. Held in the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, the event saw tickets selling for $50,000 per person, with a premium tier at $300,000. It was a full house, packed to the brim with one hundred attendees. This was Trump’s first visit to San Francisco in over a decade, and boy, did it make an impact.

Now, let us talk about the caliber of the hosts. David Sacks, a former PayPal executive and Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya an early executive at Facebook and a former Biden donor. This collaboration alone speaks volumes about the broadening support for Trump’s vision. Both are immigrant first generation American citizens destroying another Biden myth about Trump.

The event was not just about raising money; it was a showcase of enthusiasm and support. Outside Sacks’ home, hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators lined the streets, dwarfing the handful of anti-Trump protesters. This turnout in liberal San Francisco signals a significant shift in sentiment. As Sacks aptly put it, if this can happen in San Francisco, imagine the rest of the country!

Former six figure Biden donor Palihapitiya said it best when referring to Trump at the event “He is charismatic. He’s intellectually sharp, and he’s funny. And when you put that together, he can engage an audience for a long time and be totally extemporaneous. The other thing I would say is that he is very polite. And he’s kind in a way that was disarming and was not what I expected. And so, I felt that I had misjudged him for many years in the past. And so, I was very glad that I had an opportunity to sit beside him and to actually interact with him one-on-one. It was really engaging.”

The energy inside the event was electric. President Trump, with his charisma and humor, connected with every guest, speaking for an hour without notes or a teleprompter. His ability to captivate and engage is unparalleled, demonstrating the very qualities that propelled him to the presidency.

But it was not just about charm. Trump touched on critical issues like crypto, AI, and economic policies, aligning with a pro-innovation, low-regulation, and low-taxation agenda. This starkly contrasts with the current administration’s direction and resonates deeply with Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers.

This fundraiser is more than just a financial boost; it is a testament to the growing momentum behind Trump. With first-time donors and even former Democratic supporters in attendance, it is clear that the landscape is shifting. As Sacks highlighted, voters have had the ultimate A/B test between Trump and Biden, and Trump’s policies are winning out.

This event marked another bold trip into the heart of blue country for Trump, reminiscent of his ventures into the Bronx, New Jersey shore, and his upcoming rally in Philadelphia. These are prime examples of his willingness and ability to reach out and connect with supporters in traditionally Democratic strongholds. In these Blue States he consistently draws large, enthusiastic home-grown crowds. Unlike Biden, who only speaks to friendly, small, pre-screened audiences, Trump is fearless in engaging with overflow crowds in diverse and challenging locales. This ability to attract and energize supporters in traditionally Democratic strongholds underscores his appeal and the growing discontent with the current administration.

This event was a grand slam for Trump, showcasing not just financial support but a groundswell of enthusiasm and belief in his leadership. The $12 million raised is significant to his war chest as he gears up for a triumphant return to the White House. America is ready, and this fundraiser is just the beginning. Keep an eye on this campaign, folks—big things are coming.

Perry O Hooper Jr is a former State Representative who writes columns on his political perspective and has been published in a number of publications around Alabama and beyond. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump and was the 2016 Trump Victory Chair.

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