Singer Elton John called Donald Trump a “barbarian” while raising money for Hillary Clinton at a star-studded fundraiser in Hollywood, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian,” Elton John reportedly said. “She is, without a doubt, the only candidate supremely qualified to lead this great nation in these challenging times.”
The 69-year-old singer headlined the ritzy event, which was held at the home of Casey and Laura Wasserman.
“I’ve dedicated the past quarter century of my life to the fight against AIDS — to advocating for the human rights of all people, no matter who they are, who they love, or where they live,” the “Rocket Man” singer said. “And Hillary has been doing this important work — fighting for equality, for the rights of all people — long before I was. She’s amassed an astonishing record of achievement — unmatched by any American politician today.”
“America is already great,” the singer added, referencing Trump’s campaign slogan, “and Hillary is a part of the reason why. So tonight, I’m proud to say: I’m with her!”
Tickets to last week’s event ranged from $33,400 to $100,000.
The star-studded fundraiser, according to CNN’s Dan Merica, raised a whopping $4 million for the Clinton presidential campaign.
Hillary Clinton headlined a 115-person fundraiser with Elton John last night that raised around $4 million.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) October 14, 2016
Clinton also made an appearance at the event and reportedly gave some brief remarks.
“We are 25 days out and now we need to turn out every voter, because if we do, we win. This has been an unpredictable election and I’m taking nothing for granted,” the Democratic nominee told the crowd.
John was an early supporter of Clinton’s White House run.
In March, John and singer Katy Perry headlined a fundraising concert for Clinton at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Perry, a longtime Clinton loyalist, promoted the “I’m With Her” concert to her 93 million Twitter followers.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 12, 2016