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Obama Criticizes Trump Administration at Beverly Hills Fundraiser



[194559003] Without mentioning the name of President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama criticized the Trump administration on Thursday night's dinner gala fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills

"To a high degree, we are seeing a competition between two stories," said Obama DNC Chairman Tom Perez in comments from the Los Angeles Times.

"There's the story, which is largely based on fear, and there's a story largely based on hope." There's the story that says we're together, and there's the story that says we and they are there. "

" There is a fundamental contrast in how we see the world, and I think we see the consequences of when a vision is realized, or at least the responsibility. "

" The good news is that it is completely in our power to solve them. The simple message is that when people attend and vote, that democracy works.

Obama opened his remarks by saying he was "heartbroken" over Thursday's shooting at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper that left five dead [1

96592002] "I'm confident that every time one of these But it is not inevitable. "

" That America is not the only nation on earth that has people who are worried or violent, but tragedies we are unique in the weapons that these people can use. And it is expensive.

There was no immediate response to an e-mail sent to a Republican National Committee chairman late Thursday evening.

Reporters briefly listened to the 48-minute discussion between Obama and Perez, the rest of the event The Times May Mayor Eric Garcetti, his father, former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, and former Governor Gray Davis were among the approximately 200 people attending the event.

in the Beverly Hills home of Allan Mutchnik, CAO's retail discount tool chain Harbor Freight Tools, and his wife Nicole

ticket packages were from $ 2,700 to $ 100,000 for the fundraiser, which also included a Grammy Award Achievement Christine Aguilera [19659002] Donors who give or collect $ 100,000 received five Dinnertickets with premium seats, one joins photo and host receptions, membership of the DNC National Finance Committee and admission to two other "marquee events" invitation received from City News Service

There were also ticket packages for $ 15,000 and $ 33,900, both of which included two tickets for dinner Joining the p Hoto Reception and Membership of the DNC National Finance Committee

The $ 33,900 package included preferred seats for dinner and preferred photo reception.

A "receipt" – good for inclusion in the "performance and lecture program" – was priced at $ 2,700. Dinner was not included. The price coincided with the maximum individual contribution per federal candidate per election.

The event was Obama's second appearance on a Democratic Party fundraiser in the Los Angeles area since leaving office in 2017. He spoke at a charity event in Beverly Hills on May 6, Sen. Claire's re-election campaign McCaskill, D-Missouri [194559005] Obama Criticizes Trump Administration in Beverly Hills Fundraiser was last modified: June 28, 2018 by Contributing Editor

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