First lady Jill Biden reportedly trashed former President Donald Trump at a glitzy fundraiser in Hollywood on Friday, bragging that since Trump left office, people have come up to her saying “I have the feel like you can breathe.”
The Bidens attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by Democratic mega-donor Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl. The event was aimed at raising funds for the Democratic National Committee’s Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund, with tickets starting at $1,000 per person and reaching as high as $36,500.
In her speech to donors gathered on Friday night, Jill Biden brought up the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill in order to hit out at Trump, according to multiple reports.
“If you think about what happened on January 6, and if we were living with this kind of president today, it’s like you can’t even let your head go,” she reportedly said. “And then once we got elected, people came up to me all the time, everywhere I went, and said, ‘Jill, I feel like I can breathe. “”
Jill Biden at the DNC fundraiser:
“Thank God we won, because if you think about what happened on January 6, and if you think, ‘What if we live with this president today?’
People keep coming up to me now and saying, “I feel like I can breathe.”
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 11, 2022
.@FLOTUS Jill Biden reflected on Jan. 6 at a fundraiser in Los Angeles tonight: “And I thank God we won because if you think about what happened on Jan. 6, if we lived with that kind of president today, it’s like you can’t even let your head go over there.”
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) June 11, 2022
On the same day, the Bidens attended another fundraiser in Brentwood hosted by Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman Hauptman, and co-hosted by former Disney and Dreamworks boss Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Biden’s courtship with the Hollywood elite comes as inflation hit a new high in May with prices soaring 8.6%, defying the mainstream media narrative that inflation had cooled down a bit .
In a statement sent to Deadline, Katzenberg said, “The money raised today will help get people to the polls on Election Day in November. The mere idea of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell in charge should be enough to get people to vote.
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