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Hollywood Turns Out for Joe Biden’s Presidential 2020 Campaign Event

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Columbia, South Carolina USA - May 4, 2019: United States 47th Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden (D) speaks to potential supporters during his campaign stop in Columbia. - Image (Crush Rush / Shutterstock.com)

Joe Biden stars in the first fundraising event of his 2020 campaign.

According to Variety, Joe Biden spoke to hundreds on evening at the home of James Costos and Michael Smith in his first fundraising tour through since he announced his 2020 presidential campaign.

The entertainment news outlet says Hollywood's elite political class including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Rothman, Rob Reiner, and Chris Silbermann were among the long list of co-hosts for the event. Among those at the event, which was priced at $2,800 per person, including Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Aubrey Plaza, Tom , Michelle Kwan, and Jason Collins.

Biden spoke from a stage and talked about being a consensus builder with some in attendance shouting “Go Joe!” as he spoke.

“I promise you if we elect a Democrat this time — I predict to you whether it is me or someone else — but I guarantee you if it's me, what's gonna happen is, we're going to see this country come together like it hasn't in a long time,” Biden said, according to a pool report, to a crowd that gathered on the home's front lawn under heat lamps. “Because people are tired, they're sick and tired of what's happening. Let's lift our heads up. Again, not a joke, remember who the hell we are.”

He said that about a half dozen of the attendees had called him over the past two years to urge him to run, evening saying, “You don't have a choice — run. This is not about you.” “I said, ‘Thank you very much,'” as the crowd laughed.

As Variety points out, the number of co-hosts who organized for Biden's first Hollywood campaign also organized the Obama-Biden 2008 and 2012 presidential campaign. Those present include  Those present also included producer Eric Ortner, Tennis Channel President Ken Solomon; Colleen Bell, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, and her husband, producer Bradley Bell; Noah Mamet, former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina; Sony-Screen Gems senior president Eric Paquette; entrepreneur Jon Vein; and Michael and Mattie Lawson. As one attendee told Variety, “It is the band getting back together.”

It is important to note there are many candidates early in the race, the attendees said that Biden “closed a lot of ” convincing donors he is best suited to take on President Trump.

Biden was critical of Wall Street philosophy saying, “Since when are they the only job creators? Since when has that happened? Since when has it become the fact that there's no obligation to employees?” He added, “Stockholders aren't the only job creators.”

Biden talked about the freedom of the press promising, “every single fundraiser I do” will allow for reporters to attend as he explains,  “I don't want to hear anybody say we are doing things in secret.”

Biden also gave a warning of what will happen to America if Trump is reelected.

“Four years of this president will be an aberration in a moment in ; eight years will fundamentally change who we are beginning particularly in foreign policy,” he said.

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