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Marianne Williamson: Democratic convention ‘like binge watching a Marriott commercial’

Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson 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 Sanders’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 Obama. 

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 Biden’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.

Tags 2020 conventions 2020 Democratic convention Bernie Sanders Black Lives Matter Joe Biden Marianne Williamson Mark Ruffalo Marriott Michelle Obama systemic racism
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