Clin­ton’s Mo­tor­cade Show­ered with $1

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Wash­ing­ton: Sup­por ter s of Demo­crat pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Bernie San­ders “made it rain” on Hil­lary Clin­ton’s mo­tor­cade as it passed en route to a high­dol­lar fundraiser at ac­tor Ge­orge Clooney’s Los An­ge­les home, throw­ing $1 bills into the air. The group of about 75 San­ders sup­port­ers were out­side a counter-fundraiser be­ing held on Satur­day at the res­i­dence of one of Clooney’s neigh­bours. San­ders has slammed Clin­ton over what he has called her close ties to Wall Street and paid speeches, and the Ver­mont senator of­ten refers his av­er­age do­na­tion size of $27 as an ex­am­ple of his dis­tance form big-money pol­i­tics.

At­ten­dees at the San­ders event paid $ 27 per per­son. At­ten­dees at Clin­ton the Clin­ton gave at least $ 3 3,4 0 0 per per­son. Co­hosts gave $100,000 per cou­ple. Clooney said in an in­ter­view with NBC News’ Meet the Press that he agreed with San­ders’ crit­i­cism of such fundrais­ers as “ob­scene”. “Yes. I think it’s 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,” Clooney said.

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