President Donald Trump is on his way back to Manhattan today. For the second time in two weeks, Trump will pay a visit to the United Nations, where he's scheduled to attend a meeting at the U.S. Permanent Mission.
Last week, Trump was in New York City for several days, delivering a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in which he called Iran a "rogue nation" and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea following its recent missile tests.
The President's visit today will also include a meeting with the Republican National Committee at a Midtown restaurant, as well as a roundtable with supporters, New York 1 reports. According to Bloomberg, that Midtown restaurant is Le Cirque, a fixture of Manhattan's fine dining scene despite netting only one star from the New York Times; roughly 150 guests are expected to attend the $35,000-a-plate fundraiser. Some have reportedly paid $100,000 for "VIP access" during the dinner, while the real movers and shakers at the private roundtable have donated $250,000.
The president will be accompanied at Le Cirque by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (who took over the position after the former chair, Reince Priebus, was selected as Trump's first Chief of Staff), along with casino mogul and RNC finance chairman Steve Wynn. Trump is scheduled to return to Washington following the dinner and roundtable fundraiser.
Traffic throughout much of Midtown was a nightmare of closures, delays, and gridlock on account of Trump's UNGA visit last week. If you're driving, taking a cab, or waiting for a bus tonight, plan accordingly!