Obama Concludes Southland Visit With Beverly Hills Fundraiser
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama concluded his visit to Los Angeles Thursday morning by attending an intimate roundtable discussion in Beverly Hills.
The fundraiser, held at the Beverly Hilton, benefited the Democratic National Committee with tickets costing as much as $32,400 each.
President Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett joined Magic Johnson for breakfast prior to the president’s departure, according to Johnson’s Twitter account.
At 11 a.m., he left Los Angeles for San Diego, where he attended another fundraiser at a La Jolla residence.
He then went on to travel to San Jose to conclude the day with two additional events benefiting the DNC.
President Obama arrived in LA Wednesday afternoon for the first day of a three-day trip to California. He attended a fundraiser in Bel Air before accepting the Ambassador for Humanity Award from the USC Shoah Foundation.
While giving a speech in Northern California Thursday, White House pool reporters said President Obama was interrupted as he was winding up a speech by a man in the crowd who yelled “Freedom!” and then “we love you.”
Obama tried to politely quiet the man, saying, “let’s talk about this later.”
As the man continued to yell out, the president said he was just about to finish.
He then laughed and told the man, “You kind of screwed up my ending, but that’s OK. And, we’ve got free speech in this country,” he said to cheers and applause.
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