Biden Taunts Trump as “Convicted Felon” at High-Dollar Fundraiser

President Joe Biden once again labeled Donald Trump a “convicted felon” during a high-dollar fundraiser on Tuesday, criticizing his likely opponent in the upcoming November election for mounting an “all-out assault” on the U.S. legal system. as reported by AP News.

The event, held at the home of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in McLean, Virginia, raised $8 million for Biden’s reelection campaign. This contributes to a total of approximately $40 million raised by Biden and his surrogates over the past five days.

A significant portion of this total came from a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles with movie stars and former President Barack Obama, which alone brought in over $30 million. First lady Jill Biden’s fundraising efforts also added $1.5 million. told by The Washington News.

Biden and former President Bill Clinton headlined the event, joined by author John Grisham, Jill Biden, and former first lady Hillary Clinton. Speaking to about 450 attendees, Biden emphasized the threat posed by Trump, referencing Trump’s 34 felony convictions in a New York hush-money case.

“For the first time in American history, a former president is a convicted felon,” Biden stated. “But, as disturbing as that is, more damning is the all-out assault Trump is making on our system of justice.”

Biden criticized Trump for claiming the case against him was politically motivated, calling such statements “reckless, dangerous, and irresponsible.” The Biden campaign has initiated a $50 million ad campaign through the end of June, featuring its first TV ad highlighting Trump’s conviction.

Before Biden’s speech, McAuliffe humorously contrasted their event with the Hollywood fundraiser, declaring, “We don’t need all those movie stars and jugglers and singers and farm animals, whatever they got,” and offered to mow the White House lawn if Biden wins.

Hillary Clinton likened herself to Cassandra from Greek mythology, noting her unheeded warnings about Trump in 2016. She stressed the danger of returning Trump to power, calling him a “clear and present danger.” report from Yahoo.

Bill Clinton thanked the donors and praised Biden’s presidency, noting Biden’s adherence to standards and values with impactful results.

Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz highlighted the importance of the funds raised, emphasizing their role in financing ads, organizers, and voter outreach. Meanwhile, Trump has been gaining ground in fundraising, having raised $50.5 million at an April event hosted by billionaire John Paulson.

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee claimed to have raised $141 million in May, bolstered by contributions following Trump’s guilty verdict.

The Los Angeles fundraiser featuring George Clooney and Julia Roberts was the largest single fundraiser in Democratic Party history. The Biden campaign has yet to release its May fundraising figures.