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Contact tracers have still NOT been given a full list of donors exposed at Trump's Thursday night fundraiser as footage from inside reveals guests were tested before going in - and many are now refusing to quarantine

 New Jersey contact tracers are struggling to work out the names of all of the people who were present at a fundraiser President Donald Trump attended on Thursday just hours before he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The private fundraising event was held at Trump's golf course and country club in Bedminster, New Jersey where it is believed the president came into contact with 100 people and he reportedly met about 19 high-dollar GOP donors in private.

But more than 24 hours after the even finishes, contract tracers in the state have not been given a complete list of everyone who attended the event, whether they by wealthy political donors or wait staff who catered the event.  

So far, the names of those present are believed to have been logged by three bodies, namely The White House, the Republican National Committee and the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

However, it has since emerged that there is no single complete list of those who were present at the event including those who worked there including golf club staff or outside vendors.

The Trump campaign emailed all of those supporters who attended the roundtable event

The Trump campaign emailed all of those supporters who attended the roundtable event

A senior official told the Huffington Post all three bodies had so far been 'cooperative' and expected the trio to provide the names of all donors and event staff 'very soon' but that a complete list of names had not been provided until Friday afternoon, some 24 hours after the ended.

The Republican National Committee sent the names of those it knew had attended the event to Governor Phil Murphy's office at 2:30pm. 

However, the list may not include people who were working at the event including golf club workers and outsider vendors that were brought in to help stage the event.  

The state is apparently still waiting for a full roster compiled from information from the RNC, White House and golf club . 

From those who attended the event, supporters could be seen sitting in their cars waiting to be tested for coronavirus. 

But more than a day after the event, some have continued to post on their social media profiles indicating they have not decided to quarantine despite having been in close proximity to the president. 

Charlie Kolean who works in financial services posted video of himself driving to the event

Charlie Kolean who works in financial services posted video of himself driving to the event

Upon driving into the event, Kolean was tested for coronavirus before being admitted

Upon driving into the event, Kolean was tested for coronavirus before being admitted

Kolean shared his excitement at his attending the exclusive Trump roundtable even with his 2,000 Instagram followers

Kolean shared his excitement at his attending the exclusive Trump roundtable even with his 2,000 Instagram followers 

Later in the afternoon, he took video of the president's helicopter, Marine One lifting off

Later in the afternoon, he took video of the president's helicopter, Marine One lifting off 

The state of New Jersey is apparently still waiting for a full roster compiled from information from the RNC, White House and golf club of those who were in attendance. The Bedminster club house is pictured (file photo)

The state of New Jersey is apparently still waiting for a full roster compiled from information from the RNC, White House and golf club of those who were in attendance. The Bedminster club house is pictured (file photo)

Earlier on Friday, an email was sent to supporters who attended the fundraiser:

'Dear Supporter: We cannot thank you enough for all you do for our President. We unfortunately write today to notify you that, as you have probably seen, President Trump confirmed late last night that he and the First Lady were tested for COVID-19 and produced positive test results.

'Out of an abundance of caution, we want to call this to your attention. Please be reminded that due to Trump Victory-protocol, no attendees were allowed within 6ft of President Trump at the event.

'Please contact your medical provider if you or any of your loved ones is ill or develops a fever, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms.

'The Trump campaign, RNC, and Trump Victory are committed to doing all we can to protest the health, safety and security of the President's great supporters and all Americans.'

Some have questioned Trump's decision to go ahead with the fundraiser which cost $50,000-a-head for a ticket to the reception and $250,000 to meet face-to-face at his Bedminster golf club on Thursday.

The event went ahead after staffer Hope Hicks tested positive. Some at the event wore masks while others did not, a source familiar with the event said.

At least one observer said Trump seemed 'lethargic,' a common symptom of the virus. 

Political activist Charlie Kolean was also present at Thursday's event and was pictured standing outside the Bedminster golf club without a mask

Political activist Charlie Kolean was also present at Thursday's event and was pictured standing outside the Bedminster golf club without a mask

Another man, Bobbie Totten also shared a photo of himself at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey at an event where the president was speaking

Another man, Bobbie Totten also shared a photo of himself at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey at an event where the president was speaking

The Trump campaign has already emailed donors who attended the event advising them to contact doctors while on Friday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also encouraged those who attended the event to get tested.

'The contact-tracing process is underway. We urge everyone who attended yesterday's event in Bedminster to take full precautions, including self-quarantining and getting tested,' Murphy said in a statement on Friday morning. 

Later in the day, Murphy noted that 'as far as we know, folks are cooperating, and we need them to. Everyone's been cooperative. Within minutes of us seeing the news, we started the contact tracing process.'

One man who attended the fundraiser appears to have have so far ignored pleas to self quarantine. 

Brandon Dawson, right, attended the Trump fundraiser alongside his fiancée Natalie Workman. The pair were sitting directly across from the president during the roundtable event

Brandon Dawson, right, attended the Trump fundraiser alongside his fiancée Natalie Workman. The pair were sitting directly across from the president during the roundtable event

Dawson wrote on Instagram that his meeting the president was a 'lifetime opportunity'
Natalie Workman then told how the pair sat across from President Trump at the event

Dawson wrote on Instagram that his meeting the president was a 'lifetime opportunity'. His fiancée Natalie Workman then told how the pair sat across from President Trump at the event

On Friday, Dawson was pictured thousands of miles away in Arizona unmasked as he toured a building site near Phoenix

On Friday, Dawson was pictured thousands of miles away in Arizona unmasked as he toured a building site near Phoenix

Brandon Dawson, the CEO and founder of the Washington-based firm Audigy Group, along with his fiancée, Natalie Workman, were both guests at the fundraiser and both posted pictures to their Instagram accounts.

'Met the President @realdonaldtrump of the United States today,' Dawson wrote alongside a photo of himself and his partner, both without masks. 

'Sat across from the President today,' Workman detailed in her posting. 

Later, Dawson's Instagram account showed them taking a private plane to Phoenix, Arizona. 

In video seen by Huffington Post, at one point Dawson could be seen close to the pilots with at least one not wearing a mask.

Later he also appeared at a business conference in Scottsdale, Arizona where once again there was little social distancing or masks being worn.          

Also on Friday he was seen touring a building site that was under construction. Nobody in that particular video appeared to be wearing a mask.

Dawson has claimed in comments posted to his Instagram post that he and his fiancée had tested negative for COVID-19. 

Political activist Charlie Kolean was also present at Thursday's event and was pictured standing outside the Bedminster golf club without a mask.

After the event was over, Kolean and a friend drove through Manhattan including Times Square and the Financial District.

At one point the pair got out of their car and to take a photo in front of the Charging Bull sculpture near Wall Street and walked around.  

It is not clear what his movements have been since the president was diagnosed with the virus. 

Similarly, another apparent attendee, Bobby Totten also posted a picture of himself attending the New Jersey event, however there as not been any subsequent update from him as of Friday. 

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Comedian Joe Piscopo said he himself did not attend the roundtable portion of the event or have a photo taken with Trump

Comedian Joe Piscopo said he himself did not attend the roundtable portion of the event or have a photo taken with Trump

Longtime Republican donor Dr. Rich Roberts and CEO of URL Pharma is also known to have attended the event

Longtime Republican donor Dr. Rich Roberts and CEO of URL Pharma is also known to have attended the event

Four other known attendees were comedian and radio host Joe Piscopo, former chair of the Morris County Republican Committee John Sette, longtime Republican donor Dr. Rich Roberts and finance executive Patricia Bosisio Schechter.  

Sette confirmed his and Piscopo's attendance to Politico but said he himself did not attend the roundtable portion of the event or have a photo taken with Trump.  

Roberts told The Lakewood Scoop the private meeting between the president and some of his biggest donors lasted about 45 minutes. 

He said Trump mingled with and posed for photos with participants at the fundraiser, including meeting with the winner of a raffle at the fundraiser. 

One woman, finance executive Patricia Bosisio Schechter, wrote on Facebook that she had her photo taken with Trump at the event. 

She wrote that 'we were with him literally 30 seconds for our photo and other than that never close to him'.  

According to The Washington Post, Trump didn’t wear a mask at the event.          

The more crowded portion of Trump's fundraiser was held outdoors according to the New Jersey Globe but a photo-op and roundtable with the president with 16 donors  was held indoors, although the Washington Post reports Trump met with 'dozens' at the roundtable. 

President Donald exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday in Washington after returning from Bedminster, New Jersey for the roundtable event

President Donald exits Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday in Washington after returning from Bedminster, New Jersey for the roundtable event

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a Trump admin covid shake down. With medical emergency conventions they could take down the entire GOP. 'Cause they been bad, not wearing masks.

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  2. Hey widdle Q TARDS! Do you think its just COOINCIDINCE that Epstein GUILTY Trumpy announces this 33 days before the sham sELECTION? Trump is a FREEMASON JEW! Lookup his flag for his Scottish golf course. This is all to validate the FAKE CORONA with a 99.9% SURVIVAL RATE! WEAR YOUR MASK and take the VACCINE Trump gave Gates GAVI group 8 BILLION for! GET IT? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pV1U9s3vJ0

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