Republicans meet this weekend at Trump’s Sea Lake estate

U.S. Republican Party elites will be in Palm Beach, Florida this weekend for a gathering of Republican National Committee (RNC) donors, including more than half of the party’s 2024 presidential contenders.

The two-day meeting will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, Fla. But on Saturday night (April 10), it will move about four miles north to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where the former president will address attendees.

Fox News reported that several sources said Republicans expected to be there include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Florida Sen. Cotton (R-Ark.) and Florida Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who is chairman of the Republican National Senatorial Committee, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will also be in attendance.

All six of these politicians are expected to be Republican candidates in the next presidential election. Former President Trump, who will speak at the conference, is also considered likely to run again in 2024.

There is still more than a year and a half before the next presidential election kicks off, which means it will be after the midterm elections in 2022. However, this weekend’s donor conference was already the third clusterfuck of the year for Republican elites. Previously, in January and February, Republicans also held the RNC Winter Meeting and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), respectively.

Also, in a few weeks, RNC committee members will hold another meeting in Dallas, Texas (TX). At that time, these Republicans, who are expected to be in the White House, are likely to show up again.

Henry Barbour, a senior RNC committee member from Mississippi, told Fox News, “If you’re thinking about running in 2024, you want to meet not just the most important donors, but the most important fundraisers. Many of these donors are able to go out and raise far more money than they can personally provide.”

Barbour added, “The same is true of the RNC committee members meeting in Dallas in a few weeks. These are the activists and grassroots leaders of our party in the states. So, if you’re thinking about ’24,’ these people are important.”

Those involved in planning the meeting said the main purpose of the meeting is to share with donors the Republican Party’s growth plan that the RNC has developed and how donors can help Republicans achieve their plans. Currently, Republicans are aiming to win back majorities in the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.

The RNC’s spring donor conference is not the only program Republicans will have on tap in the coming days.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint are currently at Sea Lake Estates, preparing for a “two-day gathering” of their newly formed nonprofit organization.

And the three-day Save America Summit kicked off Thursday. The conference, hosted by the pro-Trump group Women for America First, will be held at the former president’s Doral Golf Club and Resort in Miami.