WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump trashed the media and cheered recent Republican special election wins during a closed-door fundraiser at his hotel in Washington.

The event Wednesday evening raised more than $10 million for his re-election campaign and various Republican political entities.

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One attendee stood out: Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, part of a small group of Republicans whose objections had forced Senate GOP leaders to delay a vote on legislation to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Breaking with the tradition of his predecessor, Trump barred reporters from the event, despite an announcement earlier in the day that a pool of reporters would be admitted. Two people in the room described the comments by Trump and Steve Wynn. The participants demanded anonymity to share details from the private dinner.

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