The son of former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani tried and failed to get Donald Trump to pay the legal fees he owes his father. Instead, the best he could manage was to convince the former president to make an appearance at two fundraisers to help raise cash for Giuliani’s mounting legal fees.
The Giuliani Defense PAC, which was set up by Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew, will be holding one of its first fundraising events at Donald Trump’s Bedminster golf club on September 7. To take part in the event, which will feature a round table discussion with Donald Trump, donors are asked to give $100,000 to the PAC, CNBC reported.
The round table discussion will be followed by a dinner with the former mayor, according to the invitation that was posted on X by New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher.
A source familiar with the fundraiser told CNBC that the PAC is expecting to raise around $1 million and at least a dozen guests are expected to attend.
In a statement to CNBC, Andrew Giuliani said Trump has agreed to headline two fundraisers for the Giuliani Defense PAC. In addition to appearing at the September 7 Bedminster event, Trump has also agreed to appear at a similar fundraiser scheduled for the winter at Mar-a-Lago. The younger Giuliani said the PAC has received “strong donor interest.”
While Trump might be willing to donate his time, he has not been willing to pay Rudy Giuliani the legal fees he owes from when Giuliani served as the former president’s personal attorney.
The New York Times reported on August 19 that Trump has ignored Rudy Giuliani’s repeated requests to pay his outstanding legal bills.
When Giuliani’s requests failed, the former NYC mayor prevailed on his son Andrew to try to get the money from Trump. But rather than succeed in getting Trump to pay his bills, the best Andrew could get from the former president was an agreement to appear at two fundraisers.