2nd UPDATE, 7:34 PM: President Obama raised millions tonight in New York at two fundraisers and he got in his second visit with David Letterman since taking office.
The Late Show appearance went from the fun (the President’s weight and Clint Eastwood’s chair interview of an invisible Obama at the RNC) to the serious (the violence resulting from the anti-Islamic flick The Innocence of Muslims). Obama’s visit with Letterman, his seventh overall, will be broadcast tonight.
After Letterman, the President spoke to a $12, 500 per family crowd of about 200 at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Obama kicked off his speech with a dig at Eastwood.
“Hello, everybody! Hello! (Applause.) Hello, New York! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. If you have a chair, go ahead and use it. If you don’the — don’t. (Laughter.), he said in remarks released by the White House.
The visit to the Big Apple was crowned by a $40,000 a ticket dinner tonight hosted by Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z.
Two attendees didn’t have to pay the going rate.
Kindergarten teacher Ericka Dungee was the winner of NYC With Barack contest.
Dungee brought her husband Bill with her.
The dinner was at the 40/40 Club, which Jay-Z owns.
The campaign pulled in $4 million from the dinner.Here’s my condensed and edited version of the White House Pool reports from today OF ...... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood