While most Americans were working and looking forward to hot dogs and fireworks on the Fourth of July some Hollywood celebs, media types and political operatives — including some in President Donald Trump’s inner circle — were partying at the tony Southhampton home of Washington Post owner/editor Lally Graham Weymouth this weekend.
According to Politico’s Playbook — which issued one correction on its piece about misidentifying the Koch brother who attended — a wide range of people were invited — and accepted the invitation — to Weymouth’s annual summer party, Politico Playbook reported on Sunday.
“Sighted” at the party were Alan Patricof, a good friend and campaign contributor to Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros and his wife Tamiko Bolton, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Steven Spielberg. Former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham, a Democrat, and Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican, also made the invite list.
But the party was apparently bi-partisan. Also sighted were Kellyanne Conway (on the dance floor), Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Trump national security adviser Dina Powell.
And while Weymouth’s Washington Post is as left-wing as a news outlet can get, that didn’t keep NewsMax CEO Chris Ruddy from showing up, as did Boyden Gray, who the Washington Post described in 1989 as a “multimillionaire tobacco heir, Harvard ’64, certified member of America’s patrician elite and now President [George H.W. ] Bush’s controversial White House counsel and ethics czar.”
David Koch was also there but no news was given about why his brother, Charles, did not attend.
“There was a long gold carpet entrance from there the parking was to a big tent next to her house,” Politico Playbook reported. “She served champagne, rare filet, fried chicken, cornbread, a big chocolate cake, ice cream and cookies decorated like American flags.”