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Trump and Lindsey Graham are charging $25K to play in their golf tournament to raise funds for Republicans
  • Former President Donald Trump and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are teaming up to raise money for the GOP with a golf tournament.
  • They will charge participants in the Trump Graham Golf Classic $25,000 each.
  • Graham has emerged as a top ally to Trump post-presidency and has said Republicans have no future with the former president.
Former President Donald Trump and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are teaming up to raise money for their political group and other Republican interests with a Florida golf tournament.

The Trump Graham Golf Classic, which will be held at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on May 2, will cost participants $25,000 each. The fundraiser will benefit a few GOP political action committees and the Senate Republicans' campaign arm, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to a Monday email announcement.

Graham has had a rocky relationship with the former president, who he once called a "kook" and "unfit for office," and he criticized Trump's attempts to overturn the presidential election. But the senator, who was largely a staunch Trump ally over the last four years, has since cozied up to the former president again and positioned himself as a leader of the MAGA movement.

The senator, a longtime golf partner of Trump's, recently argued that Trump will remain an integral part of the GOP going forward.

"If he ran, it would be his nomination for the having," Graham said of the former president in an interview earlier this year. "I don't know what he wants to do. Because he was successful for conservatism and people appreciate his fighting spirit, he's going to dominate the party for years to come. The way I look at it, there is no way we can achieve our goals without Trump."

He told Fox News' Sean Hannity in February, "We don't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump. If you don't get that, you're just not looking."
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Ohio GOP lawmaker to resign giving Republicans one fewer vote in the House
Stivers' exit is notable given how small Democrats' margin is for control of the chamber following losses in the 2020 elections that saw Republicans make significant gains by flipping seats. His acceptance of a new position also likely takes Stivers out of another highly contested campaign -- this one for US Senate seat in his home state.

Currently the House balance is 218 Democrats and 212 Republicans with five vacancies. With Stivers leaving, Republicans would have 211.
A date for a special election to fill the seat has yet to be determined, a decision left to Ohio's GOP Gov. Mike DeWine.

While Stivers is the first Republican House member to announce he's resigning from office in the near future, five others have said they'll be leaving the House at the end of the term, including two who are seeking higher offices. Three Democrats have already resigned from the House to join the Biden administration, and three others have said they won't run again in 2022.
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The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline

  • Donald Trump owned an airline for a short time in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • In 1989, Trump raised $365 million to purchase the Eastern Shuttle, which provided business travelers with quick flights between New York, Boston, and Washington.
  • Within 18 months, the airline lost over $125 million, and by 1992, Trump decided it was time to walk away.
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or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.