Biden, Obama, Clinton Attend Expensive Fundraiser

President Joe Biden was joined by two of his Democratic Party predecessors during a campaign event Thursday that gained him significant criticism. The event was a major contrast to the activity of former President Donald Trump, who instead attended the wake of former NYPD officer Jonathan Diller.

Biden was joined at a major New York City fundraiser Thursday by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The Radio City Music Hall event brought together about 5,000 supporters to the paid event.

A donation of $100,000 was required to take a photo with the current and former presidents.

The event was attended by “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, who talked with the leaders.

A separate event that night was joined by musicians including Queen Latifah, Lizzo, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo and Lea Michele.

The event was expected to bring in $25,000. The president is leading Trump in overall donations. The Biden campaign reported receiving more than $53 million in donations in February.

Trump attended the wake of the officer killed in a traffic stop and met with his family. “What happened is such a sad, sad event; such a horrible thing, and it’s happening all too often; and we’re just not going to let it happen,” he said.

He called police the “greatest people we have.”

The officer was shot through a bulletproof vest during a traffic stop by a suspect who had a history of more than 20 arrests. The slaying brought considerable attention to the safety of police officers amid the increased crime rate of the last four years.

The former president promised to restore “law and order.”

He was welcomed by the officer’s family, local officials and police officers.

Meanwhile, Trump 2024 Communications Director Steven Cheung said that the former president was honoring a police officer and his family while “the Three Stooges—Biden, Obama and Clinton—will be at a glitzy fundraiser in the city with their elitist, out-of-touch celebrity benefactors.”

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