Sanders campaign blasts Clinton over Clooney dinner

Greg Nash

Bernie SandersBernie SandersAide: Sanders has faced little pressure from Dems to end campaign Clinton rules out Sanders while playing 'who'd you rather' to chose running mate It's time for Sanders to exit stage left MORE’s campaign lashed out at Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAide: Sanders has faced little pressure from Dems to end campaign Ryan decries 'bitterness' in politics Trump: Warren a ‘total hypocrite’ on housing MORE on Friday for a lavish fundraising dinner her campaign has planned with actor George Clooney.

Clooney and his wife, Amal, are poised to host a pair of dinners with donors next month in California. Clinton’s campaign is also promoting a contest for supporters to win a ticket, no matter what amount they donate, to the exclusive event with the “Hail, Caesar!” star.

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“In the movie Oceans 11, a gang of lovable thieves successfully heist $150 million from a vault in the basement of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,” Sanders’s campaign manager Jeff Weaver said in an email to supporters.

“Fueled primarily from high-dollar donations, Hillary Clinton has raised more than that in this campaign, and is now enlisting the support of George Clooney (Danny Ocean) to pad that total at a dinner event that will cost people up to $353,400 to attend.”

Weaver added that the price of admission an “obscene amount of money.”

“It’s a sum that would require an employee making the federal minimum wage to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for more than 5 years,” he said.

Weaver included a fundraising pitch, saying that the Sanders campaign was relying on small donations from “working Americans.”

“Here is the truth: while tens of millions of Americans are struggling to put dinner on the table, the wealthiest people in this country have never had it so good,” he said. “And the great question of this campaign is will we restore a vibrant democracy in this country, or will we slide into an oligarchy in which the economic and political life is controlled by a handful of billionaires?”

Clooney, who is an outspoken supporter of Clinton, is hosting events with his wife Amal Clooney next month in Los Angeles and San Francisco in support of the Democratic presidential front-runner. 

- Judy Kurtz contributed

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