President Donald Trump, right, is greeted by John Raguso, left, a Gold Star Father, on the tarmac up his arrival at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Raguso's son, Christopher Raguso, was a member of the New York Air National Guard who died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq in March 2018. Christopher Raguso served as a flight engineer and was a veteran of the New York City Fire Dept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump at Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

August 17, 2018 - 1:49 pm

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the Hamptons for a closed-door fundraiser being hosted by one of his closest friends who is chairman of the iconic Nathan's Famous hot dog business.

Trump is participating in a roundtable with high-dollar donors in Southampton before delivering remarks at a luncheon at a private residence.

The fundraiser is being hosted by Howard Lorber, a New York real estate executive who chairs Nathan's Famous, the hot dog fast food chain familiar to New Yorkers.

Reporters have not been invited inside to hear his remarks.

Trump's visit Friday was expected to make the notoriously bad weekend traffic in the Hamptons even worse.

He'll later head to Central New Jersey to spend another weekend at his private golf club.

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