Marianne Williamson: Democratic convention 'like binge watching a Marriott commercial'

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 Marianne Williamson: Democratic convention 'like binge watching a Marriott commercial' 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 SandersOcasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters 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.”

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.”

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 shares pro-Biden music video featuring Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson Melania Trump to appear at Pennsylvania rally Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat 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 BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally 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.