Eric Trump selected as the keynote speaker for the GOP's 2024 Amarillo Lincoln-Reagan Dinner event in Texas

November 25, 2023

Eric Trump, the second son of former President Donald Trump, is not only a top executive at the family-owned and operated Trump Organization but is also a top surrogate for his father's 2024 re-election campaign.

It was announced this week that Eric, in his role as a campaign surrogate, had been selected as the keynote speaker for an upcoming Republican event in Amarillo, Texas in January, according to The Amarillo Pioneer.

The choice of one of Trump's adult sons to be the top guest of honor at the political event would seem to suggest that support for the former president and his bid for a second term in the White House is strong in the panhandle region of Texas.

Selected to be the keynote speaker

According to the Pioneer, Eric Trump was named earlier this week as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Amarillo Lincoln-Reagan Dinner scheduled for January 20, 2024.

Organizers of that event include the Potter County Republican Party and the Randall County Republican Party, and it will be jointly hosted by the Amarillo Republican Women, High Plains Republican Women, and Conservative Patriots 4 Texas political advocacy groups.

There will be live music with a cash bar and a catered barbeque dinner at the event, plus a live and silent auction to help raise funds, as well as a number of other guest speakers that have yet to be announced.

The purpose of the dinner is to "come together to celebrate the strong conservative heritage and values of our region, and to promote the Republican Platform and Candidates within the Greater Amarillo Area."

Both the Pioneer and the event's website noted that tickets are now available for the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, as are key sponsorship slots.

Trump's family and the 2024 campaign

Business Insider reported in October that while some of former President Trump's immediate family members have taken on an active role in his 2024 campaign, such as Eric Trump, others have stayed away and are largely uninvolved in the re-election effort.

With regard to Eric, he was in attendance at the November 2022 campaign launch event, has made multiple subsequent appearances at campaign events and on TV in support of his father, and has been by his father's side during portions of the ongoing civil fraud trial in New York that threatens to financially destroy the Trump Organization, of which he serves as an executive vice president.

Joining him in actively supporting the former president as surrogates include Eric's wife Lara, who left her job as a paid contributor at Fox News to join the Trump 2024 campaign, as well as his older brother Don Jr., and his fiancee, Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Supportive but uninvolved

Other members of the Trump family, though reportedly supportive of the re-election campaign, have not been actively involved as surrogates for the former president at events or on TV.

That includes former first lady Melania and Trump's youngest Barron, who is still a teenager in school.

It also includes his eldest daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, despite their prior heavy involvement in the previous campaigns and Trump's administration, as well as Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany and her husband Michael Boulos, who were wed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last year just days before the re-election campaign was launched from the same location.

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