Actor George Clooney hosted a couple of obscenely expensive fundraising events for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on Friday and Saturday nights. 1%er couples needed to pony up $353,400 to buy access. Saturday's event was at Clooney's home at 7:00 pm.
At the same time, Howard Gold, a next-door neighbor of Clooney, hosted a $27 per person fundraiser in support of Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination, according to The Hill.
Gold, whose family founded the 99 Cents Only store chain, called his event the "99% Party.'' The email invitation to the 99% party read, "Swimming pools, Movie Stars and merriment for all! This is happening right next door to Clooney's party for Hillary!'' according to The Hill.
Gold supplied supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders with a thousand dollar bills to shower down on Hillary Clinton's motorcade Saturday as it passed Gold's home and approached the Studio City home of Clooney.
The first three lines from the 1933 song commonly known as "We're in the Money'' could be heard on speakers at Gold's house as the motorcade passed by.
Sanders supporters outside Clinton's Clooney fundraiser in LA shower her motorcade in $1,000. pic.twitter.com/ivbu024IcG
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) April 17, 2016
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