On Friday, former President Donald Trump was the target of a scathing attack by First Lady Jill Biden at an upscale Hollywood fundraiser, according to several media reports. People have come up to her since Trump left office and said, “I feel like I can breathe again.”
The Bidens went to a fundraising event in Los Angeles sponsored by Democratic donor Haim Saban. The event was hosted to raise money for the DNC’s Grassroots Victory Fund, with tickets selling for $1,000 each and rising up to $36,500.
In her remarks to the contributors last week, Jill Biden referenced the January 6 Capitol riot in order to take a shot at Donald Trump, according to several news accounts.
“If you think about what happened on Jan. 6, and if we had to deal with this kind of president today — it’s like you cannot even allow yourself to go there. And then after we were elected, people approached me all the time and said, ‘Jill, I feel like I can breathe now.’”
The Bidens then attended another fundraiser in Brentwood, this one hosted by Andrew Hauptman, with former Dreamworks and Disney boss Jeffrey Katzenberg as co-host.
Biden’s association with Hollywood celebrities comes amid a new high in inflation, which rose by 8.6 percent in May, defying the common media narrative that price increases had slowed down a bit.
In a comment to Deadline, Katzenberg stated: “The money brought in today will help people get to the polls November. It should be enough to persuade individuals to go out and vote just thinking about Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy running things.”
Hollywood is known for being extra liberal, so it’s unsurprising that the Bidens would be welcomed with open arms by the Hollywood community.
Such a connection between Hollywood and the Democratic party is nothing new. In 2012, then-President Barack Obama held a fundraiser at the home of actor George Clooney, which raised over $15 million. And many top celebrities threw their support behind Biden’s 2020 campaign, including Clooney, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Schumer, and Katy Perry.