Donald Trump wants to drain the swamp, but first he’ll have dinner in it.
If you donate $1 million or more to Trump’s presidential inaugural committee, you'll get eight tickets to a dinner (candlelit) where the president-elect and vice president-elect and their wives will make an appearance.
Other perks for the million dollar donors?
Four tickets to an “intimate dinner” with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, four tickets to a luncheon with members of the Cabinet and congressional leadership and eight tickets to the inaugural ball.
If you donate the big bucks you’ll also get priority hotel booking for inauguration week — though you have to pay for the room and stay for a minimum of four nights.
The gifts come from a brochure by the committee raising money for Trump’s inauguration and posted online by The Center for Public Integrity. It breaks down what you can get if you donate between $25,000 and $1 million. Many of the same events are open to the smaller donors, though they'll receive fewer tickets and there are less options as the donations get smaller.
Trump spent much of his primary campaign railing on his opponents for accepting high-dollar donations (Trump funded most, though not all, of his primary campaign.) A huge part of his campaign message was to "drain the swamp" in Washington of establishment and elitist special interests, but it looks like he’s willing to make an exception for his inauguration festivities.