Trump speaks at $100-per-person event in Norwood

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Written by Jill Colvin

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he says was not a fundraiser — outside of Boston as he backpedals on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign.

The Friday evening event was being held at the home of local car dealer Ernie Boch Jr.

For a $100 contribution, guests were treated to cocktails, live music, food from chef Tony Ambrose and a speech from the billionaire businessman and Republican candidate.

There were protesters from The National Abortion Rights Action League, or NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and shouted slogans like “dump trump” and “my body, my choice.”

“Donald Trump isn’t just a nuisance, he’s bad for women,” Christian Miron, political director for the group, said in a statement. “Trump claims he ‘understands women,’ but he doesn’t understand that women must make their own reproductive choices. And he doesn’t understand that Massachusetts won’t let him get away with his outrageous antiwoman views.”

Trump insisted the event wasn’t actually a fundraiser. He says the money raised was only going to offset the cost.

Trump said in his announcement speech that he would be funding the campaign solely with his own money and bragged that he’s “really rich.”

He’s now accepting low-dollar contributions.

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