The Heritage Foundation has reserved the “presidential ballroom” at President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel on Tuesday for an event to honor some of the group’s top donors — those who give at least $1,000 annually.
And who keynoting the evening event at Trump’s hotel? None other than Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Trump’s hotel, in the renovated Old Post Office Building only blocks from the White House, has become a symbol of the potential financial conflicts for the incoming president, as two foreign nations have already scheduled events there.
As Think Tank Watch has reported, Mike Pence is no stranger to think tank land and has close ties to the Heritage Foundation, and no other think tank is more closely aligned with the Trump transition team than Heritage.
We should also point out that Pence served in the House with Jim DeMint, the current President of the Heritage Foundation. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), who has been tapped by Mr. Trump to be is Attorney General, also has a close relationship with DeMint and Heritage.
In related news, CNN just published a new piece entitled "Meet Donald Trump's Think Tank" which is all about Trump's connections to Heritage.