Biden raises $25 million at campaign event with Obama

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, raised US$25 million for his re-election at a campaign event held on Thursday (March 28, 2024), in New York. 

The meeting, at Radio City Music Hall, was attended by former heads of state Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

As a result, tickets for the event, which had more than 5,000 people, cost between US$225 and US$500 thousand and were completely sold out. 

Guests who spent more than US$100,000 had access to exclusive benefits, such as a photo alongside the 3 presidents taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The event also featured performances by Queen Latifah, Lizzo, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo and Lea Michele. Outside Radio City Music Hall, pro-Palestinian protesters pressed Biden for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

It is worth remembering that The event was held at a time when Biden’s popularity was at a low. Questions related to the 81-year-old Democrat’s age worry his campaign allies. 

If he is re-elected, he will be 86 years old at the end of his second term. Republicans use the American leader’s age to reinforce the idea that he is unfit for office.

Furthermore, even with a modest increase in March, polls show that 56% of Americans disapprove of the Democrat’s administration. 

US support for Israel in the war against Hamas has also damaged the president’s image among his own voters. Another poll carried out by Reuters/Ipsos in February shows that, if the elections were held today, former President Donald Trump would win.