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Streisand Slams Trump at LGBT Event

Barbra Streisand slammed Republican Donald Trump in an altered version of “Send in the Clowns.” Watch below.

Streisand performed at a Hillary Clinton LGBT campaign event in New York. The Clinton event drew a handful of celebrities, including Cynthia Nixon, Debra Messing, Laverne Cox, Andy Cohen, Kathy Najimy, Mary Louise Parker, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, Marissa Tomei,  Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Harvey Weinstein and Barry Diller, according to The Wrap.

Tickets ran from $1,200 to $250,000, and donors who raised six figures received a meet-and-greet with the Democratic candidate.

Streisand, a gay icon, has been a strong Democratic supporter. Last spring, the singer and actress attended a fundraiser with President Obama in an effort to boost Congressional Democrats.


Michelle Obama Joins Celebs for DNC Fundraisers

First Lady Michelle Obama attended two different DNC fundraisers Wednesday in New York City. Politicker reports one was held at fashion designer Tory Burch‘s house and another titled the “LGBT Gala,” with some famous members of the LGBT community.

At the LGBT Gala, the first lady was introduced by Jason Collins, the Washington Wizards center who recently – and very publicly- came out of the closet. Other celebrities at the bash included Bravo’s Andy Cohen and singer Sara Bareilles – who performed at the event.

Also in attendance, was DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Sean Patrick Maloney.

Obama emphasized the participation and influence the gay community had on her husband.

“Because of you, we have a president who stands up for our most fundamental rights, from ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell … to supporting our right to marry the person we love,” Obama said.

“We can’t wait for the next presidential election to get fired up and ready to go. We don’t have time for that!” Obama said. “We must recapture that same passion, that same energy and urgency that we felt back in 2008, 2012.”

Tickets for the event ranged in price from $1,250 to $32,400 per person, and approximately 350 people attended, according to a Democratic Party official.

Cohen tweeted a photo of him and Collins at the event.

Cohen and Collins at the "LGBT Gala" Credit: Andy Cohen @BravoAndy

Cohen and Collins at the “LGBT Gala”
Credit: Andy Cohen @BravoAndy

Obama Dines with Parker, Streep, Wintour and Franklin

The Obamas appeared together last Thursday evening at a fundraiser held at the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in New York City. The exclusive dinner raised nearly  $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each. The dinner was co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour according to the AP.

Among the famous attendees, actress Meryl Streep, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, fashion designer Michael Kors and singer Aretha Franklin dined with the President and First Lady. Although the event was held at his home, Broderick was absent due to his performance in a play.

After the glitzy dinner, the Obamas then headed to a fundraiser in Manhattan, where singer Mariah Carey performed and singer Alicia Keys spoke. The 250-person dinner brought in at least $2.5 million for the Obama campaign.

This is one of the many recent celebrity fundraisers the Obama campaign has held that has raised an estimated $50 million.

This particular event has been scrutinized by conservatives as “elitist” and “out-of-touch.” Pundits such as Glenn Beck criticized the Obama campaign for tapping Wintour to co-host, due to her harsh reputation.

However, like the George Clooney fundraiser, the Obama campaign held a raffle for donors to partake in with a minimum donation of $3. Two lucky winners were chosen to attend.