Mitt Romney's campaign is planning a three-day event for mega donors that will involve dinner with Donald Trump, vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and a viewing party with entertainer Dennis Miller for the Oct. 16 debate, according to invitations obtained by The Boston Globe and Politico.
The event features a dinner at the Intrepid Museum on Oct. 15 with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Ryan, Trump and Romney finance chairman Spencer Zwick.
On Oct. 16, donors will participate in sessions at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel with Romney advisers Rich Beeson, Ed Gillespie, Beth Myers and Neil Newhouse. A session on jobs features former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez; oilman, Romney energy adviser and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm; Jimmy John's CEO Jimmy John Liautaud; Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy and Charles Schwab CEO Charles Schwab.
On the evening of Oct. 16, donors can attend a viewing party with Miller for the town-hall debate in Hempstead, N.Y.
The event seems to mirror an event held in June in Park City, Utah, with Karl Rove, former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and James Baker III, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Trump has been an outspoken doubter of President Barack Obama's birthplace, despite the fact that the president was born in Hawaii and released his birth certificate during the 2008 campaign, as well as a long-form version in April 2011. Romney has not repudiated Trump for his claims, and appeared at a fundraiser with him in Las Vegas in May.