President Joe Biden backed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to invade Ukraine at a high-paying fundraiser co-hosted with producer Jeffrey Katzenberg in Los Angeles on Friday night.
“I know a lot of people thought I was exaggerating,” said the group’s president. “But I knew we had data to get. He wanted to go to the limit. And there was no doubt about it, and Zelensky didn’t want to hear it, and neither did a lot of people.’
In January, ahead of the invasion, Zelenskyy said warnings of an impending invasion were “panic.”
“I understand why they didn’t want to hear it, but he went in,” Biden said of Putin.
Biden led two fundraisers in LA on Friday after spending three days at the Summit of the Americas.
President Joe Biden has said he is right about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans to invade Ukraine.
Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg (left) co-hosted a President Joe Biden-led fundraiser Friday night at the home of Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman Hauptman (right) in Brentwood.
Biden’s first fundraiser was held in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood at the home of Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and was co-hosted by celebrity film producer Katzenberg, according to Deadline.
“The money raised today will help get people going to the polls on Election Day in November. Just the idea of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell being in charge should be enough to get people voting,” Katzenberg told the publication.
Andrew Hauptman introduced the President and also First Lady Jill Biden.
“If there was ever a time when our country needed reassurances about leadership with integrity, it is now, Mr. President, it is perfect that you and Dr. Having Biden with us,” said the CEO.
“I feel like every guest here aligns with Ellen and I, and I thank you both for your care and dedication, your service and leadership, and the high standards of decency you bring to everything you do to help.” moving our country forward,” he added.
Defending her husband, the first lady said the New York Times’ coverage of the Summit of the Americas – which highlighted some criticism from Belize and Argentina leaders of the US decision not to invite the authoritarian leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua – was unfair.
dr Biden said she read it and let out a fake scream.
“I felt it was so unfair because at dinner late at night all the executives would come up to Joe and say, ‘What a difference you’ve made. It’s so great that you are here. It’s so great that we work together. ‘ said the first lady. ‘And that’s what every spouse said to me.’
The Bidens hosted a dinner at the Getty Villa Thursday night, and on Friday afternoon she held a spousal luncheon outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
“And I thank God we won because when you think about what happened on January 6th, if we were living with that kind of president today, it’s like you couldn’t even put your head down there,” continued the first lady.
The House Special Committee held its first prime-time hearing on Jan. 6 on Thursday night’s attack on the Capitol.
“And then when we were elected, people would come up to me all the time, everywhere… and be like, ‘Jill, I feel like I can breathe,'” the first lady added.
She said her husband is “working as hard as he can” ahead of the 2022 halftime races.
“We are moving in the right direction. And I know you know there are so many naysayers out there saying, “Oh, you’re never going to win the midterms, and the Democrats aren’t going to do well.” That’s not true. That is not true. You know, we just gotta fight a little harder. We must not lose our momentum,” she told Democratic donors.
President Biden also defended the ties he has forged with North, Central and South American leaders and secretaries of state who traveled to Los Angeles this week for the Americas Summit.
“The press probably won’t say it, but I wish they would support and interview all the heads of state [at] the Latin American conference that we just had,” he said, adding there was “overwhelming support for what we’re trying to achieve by holding the whole hemisphere together.”
About 30 attendees are expected at the first fundraiser, with tickets ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The money will benefit the Democratic National Committee’s Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund, which goes to state party committees.
Haim (left) and Cheryl Saban (right) welcome President Joe Biden to his second fundraiser in Los Angeles Friday night
Biden’s second stop was the Beverly Hills home of Haim and Cheryl Saban for an event that cost attendees at least $1,000 per ticket, Deadline said. “Sponsors” can donate or raise up to $36,500.
The president kicked off his fundraising plan in April, pivoting west coast to Portland and Seattle and recently raising money in Chicago.
At the events, he has had frank discussions with donors while repeating points he has made public.
“What he’s trying to do is wipe out the culture, not just the nation, but the culture, Ukrainian culture,” Biden said in Brentwood — a point he’s made on previous occasions. “Because he doesn’t think it’s something distinct like Ukrainian culture. He thinks it’s a seed from Mother Russia.’
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