LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — President Trump might be going to bat for Bernie Sanders in public — but behind closed doors in L.A. … he mocked the Vermont Senator as a “crazy” socialist he can easily beat.
DT was in the City of Angels for what’s been reported as a series of fundraisers and talks about the 2028 Olympics, which are set to take place in L.A. After arriving in town, Trump held a private dinner for donors at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.
Eyewitnesses tell us about 300 people attended — folks like Lindsey Graham , Steve Wynn , Jared Kushner and other GOP bigwigs — and some of the food served included steak, fish, chicken, salad and dessert.
Anyway, we’re told by some present … the Prez took a decent amount of time to call out Sen. Sanders by name, calling him “Crazy Bernie” and even openly saying he hopes he wins the Democratic nomination, ’cause Trump professed he could beat in a general election.
What Mini Mike is doing is nothing less than a large scale illegal campaign contribution. He is “spreading” money all over the place, only to have recipients of his cash payments, many former opponents, happily joining or supporting his campaign. Isn’t that called a payoff? …..
…..Mini is illegally buying the Democrat Nomination. They are taking it away from Bernie again. Mini Mike, Major Party Nominations are not for sale! Good luck in the debate tomorrow night and remember, no standing on boxes!
That’s interesting, of course, because 45 has been tweeting about Bernie a lot lately — suggesting the DNC is trying to “steal” the nomination from him like in 2016. Turns out, it appears it’s because Trump really, REALLY thinks Bernie’s a tire fire candidate.
We’re told he kept the topic going, joking Bernie wants to give free education and stuff to everyone … wondering if a Harvard education and Rolls-Royce cars were in store for “illegals” under his vision. Funny enough, Bernie was asked about Trump’s support the same night.
“That’s not how I would interpret it,” Sen. Sanders says, rejecting the idea that Trump tweets about him so frequently because the President wants to face him in November. “I think Trump understands that we have something that other candidates don’t.”
On the HC front, Trump just said he’d only spent about 25% of what she did in 2016, and still beat her. For Mike — whom he’s been mercilessly mocking on Twitter — DT didn’t spend a lot of time on him … just mentioning the guy’s wealth and how much he’s spending to try to beat him.
Bloomberg has already spent hundreds of millions on ads — the guy’s worth upwards of $60 billion. Other topics covered at the dinner — terrorism, anecdotes from 2016, etc.
BTW, some reports say some of the top-ticket fundraising items at these fundraisers Trump’s got scheduled this week are going for anywhere from $100k to $250k for photo-ops and rounds of golf with the President. Unclear how much he might’ve hauled in on Tuesday.
Joe Exotic Prison Has 2nd Highest ‘Rona Rate
FORT WORTH (TMZ) — The prison Joe Exotic is currently being held at is the second leading hotbed for coronavirus in the entire federal prison system — but not to worry … Uncle Sam’s got a plan.
The ‘Tiger King’ star has been locked up at FMC Forth Worth in Texas, and as of Tuesday … there was a total of 298 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates, making it number 2 behind a federal CA facility at 570 inmate cases.
If that sounds troubling, it should … we’ve seen jails and prisons across the U.S. getting besieged with the virus — and some of the inmates are suffering. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has assured us they’re going above and beyond for their prisoners, staff and visitors alike at Joe’s facility to keep them safe and healthy.
As for Joe … his people have repeatedly told us … he’s virus-free.
The agency tells TMZ there’s a comprehensive action plan in place at all of their institutions — which includes reducing inmate transfers, increasing screening and testing, minimizing unnecessary movement on the inside and temporarily canceling social and legal visits, not to mention training for BOP employees. They will also do regular temperature checks.
The trick is … as little congregating as possible. BOP says it’s trying to keep guards at one post for as long as possible to avoid unnecessary interaction.
BOP also tells us they’ve made sure everyone — prisoners and staffers — have received surgical masks. BOP says it has things under control — so far fewer than 5 deaths at the Fort Worth facility … but with nearly 300 cases, it’s gotta be viewed as a full-fledged outbreak.
So … guess that means Joe’s in good hands??? Here’s hoping so.
Anderson Cooper Reveals He’s a Dad, Welcomes New Baby Boy
NEW YORK CITY (TMZ) — Anderson Cooper is the proud new father of a baby boy … revealing Wyatt Morgan Cooper to the world.
The CNN anchor took to Instagram Thursday night to reveal earlier this week Wyatt was born via surrogate. Cooper said, “As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth.”
As for Wyatt’s name, 52-year-old says it’s in honor of his dad, who passed away when he was just 10, saying, “I hope I can be as good a dad as he was.”
Anderson also shared a sweet message about his surrogate, saying, “Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children.”
Finally, Anderson says, “I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.” His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt died last year.
Wyatt is Anderson’s first child … Congrats!!
Madonna: I Have Antibodies … Gonna Breathe in COVID-19 Air
Madonna has revealed — via her “Quarantine Diary” — that she’s tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, and already has a bizarre plan for using them.
The Material Girl’s known for posting some eccentric material on her Instagram, but she’s kicked things up a notch during lockdown … the latest being heading outside to “breathe in the COVID-19 air.”
Yep, Madge says now that she knows she has the antibodies, she’s going out for a drive and rolling down the windows. She included the hashtags #staysafe #staysane with her video post.
It’s unclear exactly what M hopes to accomplish by sucking in virus air on her drive, but if she truly has antibodies it means she likely already had the coronavirus. Most scientists agree she should have some COVID-19 immunity, but it’s unclear for how long.
Madonna’s been doing her part in coronavirus relief efforts — both by donating a million dollars and joining the REFORM Alliance in sending 100,000 surgical masks to jails and prisons.
She’s throwing caution to the wind, though, with her own health.
Hey, she’s got a pocket full o’ antibodies and she’s gonna spend ’em!!!
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This Just In…
- Petition Circulating to Ask Judge to Keep Ed Buck in Jail
- RAGE is Latest Venue to Fall Victim to the Pandemic
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