Donald Trump Blocked From Holding Miami GP Fund Raiser

Donald Trump, President Of United States Of America, During Nato Summit 2018. Brussels Belgium.
Donald Trump, President Of United States Of America, During Nato Summit 2018. Brussels Belgium.

Donald Trump may have shelved plans to attend this weekend’s Miami GP.

The Washington Post reports that Trump’s friend and associate Steve Witkoff had organised a fundraising event to be held at F1’s Paddock Club.

Those invited “were told the event was for Trump and would cost $250,000,” the newspaper said, adding that the plans had advanced to the point of the Secret Service reaching out to race organisers.

In response, the Miami GP “sent a cease and desist letter”, explaining that the fundraiser would have breached the terms of the Paddock Club booking.

“If this is true, we regret to inform you that your suite license will be revoked, you will not be allowed to attend the race at any time, and we will refund you in full,” the letter reportedly read.

When contacted for comment, real estate developer Witkoff said only: “This is something fake, for sure.”

Fundraising at the F1 Paddock Club would appear to breach the ‘No Use Of Tickets In Promotions’ section of the Paddock Club Terms and Conditions:

5.1 The Client shall not, without the prior written consent of FOHES, use for any advertising, promotional or commercial purpose (including without limitation any prize, competition, contest, lottery, auction, premium, giveaway or sweepstake) in any media: 1) any Tickets; 2) the name of FOHES or any Formula 1 Company; 3) the name of the Event; 4) the name of any other round of the Championship (or any abbreviation or foreign language version thereof); 5) any F1 or Formula 1 name or logo (including but not limited to the “Formula 1 Paddock Club™” or the “Paddock Club™” name or logo) (or any abbreviation or foreign language version thereof); or 6) the Facility.

5.2 The Client shall not, without the prior written consent of FOHES, package or bundle any Ticket with any other hospitality, incentive, package, reward, benefit, product or offering of any kind.

5.3 The Client shall not, without the prior written consent of FOHES, do any act or thing to imply or give the impression that: 1) it or its activities are connected to or endorsed by the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ or FOHES and its affiliates; or 2) it is a title sponsor of or supplier to, or is in any way associated or affiliated with or connected to, the Championship, the Event, the Facility or any Formula 1 Company.

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