If you wish to have a candlelight dinner with United States President-elect Donald Trump, then be ready to shell out at least $1 million or even more.
The Republican's inaugural committee has offered donors a chance to have a candlelight dinner with President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the cabinet nominees and the congressional dinners if they can make a contribution of $1 million or more for Trump's swearing-in ceremony on January 20, 2017.
According to the Washington Post, the Trump supporters and donors will be offered special perks during the weekend of the inauguration which include eight tickets to the candlelight dinner which will feature "special appearances" by Trump, his wife Melania and Mike Pence and his wife Karen.
According to the Center for Public Integrity, Trump's inauguration committee is not only taking contributions from individuals, but also corporations like US President Barack Obama did during his second inauguration in 2013.
Reports state that the benefits for the donors will also include an exclusive lunch with "select Cabinet appointees and House and Senate leadership," four tickets to "an intimate dinner" with the Pences, eight tickets to a lunch with "the ladies of the first families," eight tickets and premier access to the inaugural ball and priority booking at "Premier Inaugural Hotel(s)."
"The inaugural events are, to a large extent, privately funded so as to not use taxpayer dollars. For the 58th Presidential Inaugural, any and all funds raised above amounts needed to fund the inaugural events will be donated to charitable organisations," according to the report.
Donors who contribute at least $100,000 will be provided with two tickets to "an intimate policy discussion and dinner with select Cabinet appointees." This will provide an ample opportunity for the wealthy backers to communicate with the important administrative figures in Trump's team.