Former Vice President Joe Biden netted $1.7 million in an online fundraiser with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday attended by 50,000 people — a fraction of the cash and participants President Trump drew two weeks ago in similar video campaign event.
The Republican president raised about $20 million from 300,000 people during his first online fundraiser on July 21. During the event he fielded questions, engaged with donors, and had a conversation with a contest winner — a teacher from Texas.
The event was co-hosted by former TV host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who now serves as national chairwoman of the Trump Victory Finance Committee (and is dating the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr.)
On Friday night, Biden and Warren spoke for almost an hour but did not address the elephant in the room: the Massachusetts senator’s standing as a finalist among the candidates to be Biden’s running mate.
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