Biden heads to Los Angeles for Hollywood fundraising event

December 10, 2023
by
Ryan Ledendecker

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden headed to Hollywood this weekend for a Democratic fundraiser.

Outlets in Southern California are warning of massive traffic delays due to the presidential motorcade expected through the area.

The statement

“For security reasons, there is no advance announcement to the public regarding ramp closures related to a visit by a U.S. president or vice president,” said Caltrans spokesperson Marc Bischoff. “The LAPD or other enforcement personnel make rolling closures at ramps along a motorcade route, with no advance announcement to the public.”

"Bischoff recommends that motorists check traffic information, including the Caltrans website, prior to leaving for their destination," it added.

The details

"On Friday, Joe Biden will rub elbows with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, and Shonda Rhimes, who are among those co-hosting a glitzy Los Angeles party where Hollywood big shots will rain money on the 81-year-old president," Breitbart News reported.

"Other co-hosts will include former Paramount boss Jim Gianopulos and mega-producer Peter Chernin. Tickets will go for as much as $500,000. For a cool $25,000, you will get access to a photo line," it continued.

 No protests allowed

"As President Biden arrives in L.A. for a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser, the LAPD is warning protesters that 'violence of any kind will not be tolerated,'" ABC 7 reported.

"The department promising stepped-up enforcement," it noted, pushing back after several pro-Palestinian protests at recent political events.

The trip comes as Biden could face an impeachment inquiry vote in the House in the coming week over allegations related to international business deals involving his son Hunter Biden.

The move also comes as Biden seeks to deal with a dropping approval rating and low poll numbers with primary voting beginning in Iowa next month.

The trip could cause more than traffic problems for Americans, however, as the fundraising is expected to fund his campaign push for a second term in 2024.

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