KEY POINTS

  • President Donald Trump's reelection campaign fundraiser will restart on June 11 in Texas
  • The Republican National Committee says safety protocols will be in place to ensure their health and safety 
  • Trump is also hopeful that the GOP national convention in August will proceed in North Carolina

After the coronavirus pandemic closed down activities and events in March, President Donald Trump's campaign announced Friday (May 29) that it will resume with in-person fundraisers in June with Texas as the first stop.

An official from the Republican National Committee (RNC) said that Trump will be at the private fundraiser in Dallas, Texas, on June 11, with 25 guests who are expected to contribute $580,600 per couple. On June 13, the president will be at his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey for another fundraiser with 25 guests pledging $250,000 each, per POLITICO.

The 25-person limit is apparently in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, while venues hosting the president's fundraisers will be disinfected and sanitized.

The Secret Service personnel, along with the White House Medical Unit, will be evaluating the guests before letting them inside the fundraiser. Attendees will be asked to test for coronavirus and ensure that they are negative on the day of the event, per CBS News. Guests will also be asked for a temperature check and to fill out a health questionnaire for contact tracing.

CBS also reported that the costs for these tests and other safety measures will be covered by the RNC and its fundraising committee, Trump Victory.

"Trump Victory’s top priority is ensuring the safety of President Trump and our attendees,” a spokesperson for the RNC said. "This includes testing all attendees as well as several other safety measures that align with CDC’s guidance."

US President Donald Trump looks to declare victory, reopen the economy, and move on to his reelection campaign US President Donald Trump looks to declare victory, reopen the economy, and move on to his reelection campaign Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON

The resumption of Trump's fundraiser for the 2020 elections comes as Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said that COVID-19 deaths have been "down significantly week over week." The numbers of positive cases have also been decreasing in many states despite some concerns about reopening too soon.

Meanwhile, Trump is hopeful that the GOP national convention will proceed in North Carolina in August, which is expected to draw thousands of Republicans.

However, Gov. Roy Cooper said that the RNC needs to clarify and specify their safety protocols and the number of attendees, given that the state is still in Phase 2 of its reopening plans.

"The status of COVID-19 infections in our state and in the Charlotte area continues to rapidly evolve, thus, it will be important to have several scenarios planned that can be deployed depending on the public health situation," the governor said.