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Ex-Facebook and Oculus exec Palmer Luckey will reportedly host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump this weekend as he vies for reelection in early November.

Luckey will host the fundraiser at his and his wife’s home in Southern California on Sunday. Tickets for the event range from $2,800 to $100,000 a person. CNBC first reported the event. 

A spokesperson for Anduril did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

The report comes as President Trump attempts to raise funds for the home stretch of his reelection campaign. As Business Insider’s Tom LoBianco reported Tuesday, the Trump campaign is currently low on cash following its ousting of ex-manager Brad Pascale, who was found to have made high-priced expenses including hiring a personal driver and traveling aboard Air Force One.

“They don’t have enough money to close out the race,” a former GOP fundraiser told LoBianco.

As for Luckey, the conservative-minded exec is an anomaly in the tech world, which is largely considered left-leaning. 

Luckey founded the VR startup Oculus in 2012 before he sold the firm to Facebook for $3 billion two years later. In 2017, he left his post leading Facebook’s VR operations, soon after it was reported …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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