Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson calls federal judge's handling of Steven Donziger case 'unconstitutional' Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange Susan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson call for justice in Steven Donziger case MORE on Tuesday criticized the first night of the Democratic National Convention, which she said was “like binge watching a Marriott commercial.”
Williamson, who officially ended her campaign in January, bashed the convention's Monday programming for not discussing “actual policy on how to end systemic racism” and address other issues.
She tweeted in response to Briahna Joy Gray, the former national press secretary for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn Washington, the road almost never taken Don't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, who said, “Truly would love to hear about policy. Did I miss it?”
“You didn’t miss anything,” Williamson replied. “Beautiful pictures of POC [people of color] and reference to BLM [Black Lives Matter], but no actual policy on how to end systemic racism.”
You didn’t miss anything. Beautiful pictures of POC and reference to BLM, but no actual policy on how to end systemic racism. Touching homage to Covid victims and responders, but no actual policy on providing universal healthcare. No policy, period. Except for Bernie.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 18, 2020
The author and spiritual adviser also responded to a tweet from actor Mark Ruffalo that praised the convention for having “so many diverse people coming together to address racism and the promise of America.”
“No I’m sorry but they did not address racism,” she said. “They showed a lot of beautiful pictures of POC and made references to BLM, but there was not one mention of an actual policy to help end systemic racism. It’s like binge watching a Marriott commercial.”
No I’m sorry but they did not address racism. They showed a lot of beautiful pictures of POC and made references to BLM, but there was not one mention of an actual policy to help end systemic racism. It’s like binge watching a Marriott commercial.— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 18, 2020
Williamson followed up her reply to Ruffalo in a separate tweet, saying, “I wanted to like it. I really did, I promise I did.”
The first night of the virtual Democratic convention featured a number of political speakers across two hours, ending with a keynote address from former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE.
The convention, anchored by actor Eva Longoria Bastón, included pre-taped and live snippets of voters among the speakers as well as pre-taped video packages, including one describing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE’s relationship with Amtrak and its workers that he developed while commuting during his many years as a Delaware senator.
The first night of the convention also included a segment of former 2020 Democratic candidates praising Biden, but Williamson was one of the candidates not included.