- Former President
Donald Trumpis giving a series of motivational talks in partnership with the American Freedom Tour, Axios reported.
- Ticket prices run the gamut, with rallygoers paying up to $4,995 to see him give the speech live on stage.
Former President Donald Trump charges up to $4,995 for a chance to see him deliver a motivational speech at a rally, Axios reported.
The events, which attract thousands of his supporters, are hosted by the American Freedom Tour, according to Axios.
Trump has not yet announced a 2024 presidential bid but has signaled a potential run. The former president’s rallies also have served as a barometer of his popularity among conservatives and could help him maintain momentum for a possible campaign.
During an American Freedom Tour in March, for example, Trump promised to return to the White House in 2024.
“With the support of everyone in this room, we will take back the House, we will take back the Senate and we will take back our country, and then most importantly in 2024, we are going to take back our beautiful White House,” he said, addressing a crowd of rallygoers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Chris Widener, the founder of the American Freedom Tour, told Axios that “most all of our speakers get paid an honorarium for the event.” Widener did not disclose to Axios how much AFT is paying Trump to speak at these events.
Trump is scheduled to speak at another American Freedom Tour rally on Saturday.
For $9, rallygoers can pay to watch the event from a TV screen in an overflow room, the AFT website says. For the presidential package set at $4,995 per person, rallygoers can attend a reception and get a photo with Donald Trump Jr.
Above the presidential package is the patriot, for which the price is not disclosed on the site. Included in the patriot package is a chance to get a photo with Trump after watching his speech from the very front of the stage, according to the AFT website.
AFT told Axios these rallies are not a political venture, saying it’s “not a Republican-aligned event or a Trump-aligned operation.”
On the AFT website, Trump’s speaking partnership with the organization is described as “a celebration of faith, family, unalienable rights and God-given American freedoms.”
“Never before have America’s greatest conservative insiders and influencers come together for an event to unify an entire nation of silenced voices,” the event description continues. “In a time when so many in the media and government are tearing down America and its people, the American Freedom Tour celebrates America and what makes us great.”