A group of Bernie Sanders supporters showered Hillary Clinton's motorcade with one thousand $1 bills as the former secretary of state drove to a glitzy fundraiser hosted by Hollywood power couple George and Amal Clooney.
A CNN reporter posted video of the motorcade passing through Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood Saturday evening:
As the motorcade passed, Sanders supporters played the song "We're In The Money." After it was out of sight, they danced in the street and stomped on the dollar bills, according to CNN.
Sanders, who wants to reform the campaign finance system, has criticized Clinton for holding pricey fundraisers hosted by the Clooneys in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets for the Los Angeles event, which was co-hosted by Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Haim and Cheryl Saban, were priced at $33,400 per person. A couple wishing to co-chair the event in San Francisco had to pony up $353,000.
Asked whether he thought the pricing was appropriate in an interview on "Meet the Press," Clooney gave a convoluted explanation.
"Yes. I think it's an obscene amount of money. I think that, you know, we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely right. It is 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."
But, he added, the money raised was going to help other Democrats. "[What the] Clinton campaign has not been very good at explaining is this and this is the truth," he said: "the overwhelming amount of money that we're raising, and it is a lot, but the overwhelming amount of the money that we're raising is not going to Hillary to run for president; it's going to the Democratic ticket."
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