Actor George Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Donations for attendees at an event in San Francisco topped out at $353,000 per couple, which Clooney acknowledges is an “obscene amount of money.” The event even drew pro-Bernie Sanders demonstrators. Clooney said he likes many of Bernie Sanders’ ideas and would gladly raise money for him if he became the nominee. But the actor said he is supporting Clinton because of his admiration of her work as secretary of state, and he praised her for her efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis ahead of South Sudan’s independence.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 17, 2016