The Florida Alligator reports:
Emails show a Donald Trump re-election campaign official personally asked UF Student Body President Michael Murphy in September to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus the following month. Caroline Wren, the national financial consultant of Trump Victory, the president’s 2020 re-election committee, said she was looking to bring Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle and RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks to UF on either Oct. 9 or 10.
Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle spoke on Oct. 10 at the University Auditorium to an audience of more than 800 for a joint payment of $50,000, which came from student tuition fees. Hundreds protested outside the venue. Murphy told the Alligator on Oct. 5 that Student Government initiated the contact with Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, and when Trump Jr. agreed to speak, ACCENT contacted his representatives.
Hit the link for much more. There are issues about using student funds for fundraising events. My bet is that the student body president will be forced to resign. The Florida Alligator is UF’s student newspaper.
UPDATE: Put on your shocked face.
Dan Murphy, Michael Murphy’s father, was a lobbyist for UF until about a year ago, said UF spokesperson Steve Orlando. Dan Murphy is a BGR Group lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
He maxed out donations to President Donald Trump’s campaign at $5,600 before going to an Orlando fundraising event. In August, he was seen talking to Trump Jr. in Washington, according to a report by Politico.
Michael Murphy didn’t answer questions related to his father’s involvement with the Trump campaign, nor with Trump Jr. He said there is “no conflict of interest.”