Trump Appears At Mar-A-Lago “Dog Charity” Event

West Palm Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Lauree Simmons, president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue, told WPTV NewsChannel 5’s T.A. Walker this week her goal at the Wine, Women & Shoes event, a fundraiser for the rescue held at Mar-a-Lago, was to raise $500,000. Simmons, jarred by images of the China dog meat market trade, is trying to launch a rescue mission to remove over 500 dogs from the country by cargo plane. The event had a surprise visitor Friday.

“What you’re doing is so important and so great, and so important and I’m with you 100%, and you had many meetings in the White House and the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs,” Trump said. “So, I didn’t exactly prepare for this,” Trump said. “But I was walking by, and I hear everyone screaming, and I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ and it was like, ‘We’re going to help dogs,’ and that’s OK with me.”

Read the full article. As was reported earlier today, the “charity” is chaired by Lara Trump and it has funneled nearly $2 million into Trump properties over the last four years.