George and Amal Clooney host fundraiser for Hillary Clinton
18 April 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – George and Amal Clooney hosted a fundraising campaign for Hillary Clinton at their Los Angeles home on Saturday evening.
According to reports, the two co-hosted a fundraising dinner for Democratic presidential candidate and party frontrunner and some of the attendees are Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Jane Fonda, Anna Wintour , and Jim Parsons.
As per the photos, Amal sported a maxi dress with black and white-trimmed bodice paired with a colorful, floral skirt. As for George, he wore a gray suit and a black shirt. He also sported a goatee. An insider shared, "The night went really well. The event was about four hours and George gave a really great speech."
Another guest was Anastasia Soare , the founder of the beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. She posted a number of photos and videos on her Snapchat account. One of the photos showed that the guests at the fundraising dinner ate beef tenderloin, Chillean sea bass, warm strawberry rhubarb crumble with whipped cream, and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.
Clinton was also at the event and she was seen talking to the hosts and the guests. Another fundraising dinner was hosted by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg . Accordingly, around 150 people attended the two events and tickets were priced at $33,400 per person. The co-hosts gave $50,000 and the even co-chairs contributed a total of $353,000.
The rival of Clinton, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, commented in the past for the amount of money that the former Secretary of State gets during fundraisers. He appeared on CNN on March 27 and he said, "It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign."
Supporters of Sanders staged a protest near the home of the Clooneys as they also had their own fundraiser. They held signs saying that per person gets to pay only $27.
George commented on the issue when he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He said, "We had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money. The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it is absolutely right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely."