Vanilla Ice Performs at President Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party, Trump Doesn’t Even Show Up
On Thursday night (Dec. 31), Trump hosted his annual NYE party at his beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Tickets for the event reportedly cost up to four figures—they reached up to $1,000—and around 500 tickets were sold. The band Berllin and Vanilla Ice performed for the maskless attendees, whom did not include Trump. No. 45 reportedly ditched the event to head back to Washington, presumably to continue to try and fight his failed reelection bid.
According to CNN, with Trump missing, attendees who paid a pretty penny to be at the event were left to be entertained by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s two adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and dozens of members of the conservative media.
Would U really risk dying from Covid on New Years Eve just 2 see Vanilla Ice live at Mar-a-lago?
APPARENTLY A LOT OF REPUBLICANS WOULD & NOT ONE WORE A MASK.
MEANWHILE 3,540 AMERICANS DIED ON NEW YEARS EVE.
— Kirk Acevedo (@kirkacevedo) January 1, 2021
With Trump a no-show, Mar-a-Lago guests left to party maskless with Rudy Giuliani and Vanilla Ice https://t.co/QPCBaHsBVx I don't think I've ever laughed harder at a headline!
— Stephen Mack Jones (@verigatenun991) January 1, 2021
Vanilla Ice’s name became connected with the Trumps last December when there were reports that the “Ice Ice Baby” rapper and Donald Trump Jr. were in talks about building President Trump’s Presidential Library in Palm Beach County, Fla. Ice later shot down the claims but not the idea.
“I don’t know Donald Trump Junior., don’t understand why they said that? but if they want me to build a library In Palm Beach on the ocean, I’m in. #VanillaIceProject,” Ice wrote on Twitter, plugging his DIY reality show.
I don’t know Donald Trump Junior., don’t understand why they said that? but if they want me to build a library In Palm Beach on the ocean, I’m in. #VanillaIceProject
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) December 22, 2019
Back in 2017, Vanilla Ice’s hit song “Ice Ice Baby” was co-opted by Trump supporters at a rally in Los Angeles in reference to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) being more strict on illegal immigrants.
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