Biden packs high-dollar fundraiser with Obama and Clinton full of celebrities

President Joe Biden will host a high-dollar fundraiser in New York City with his two Democratic presidential predecessors in the hope of reigniting enthusiasm for his 2024 rematch with former President Donald Trump.

Actress Mindy Kaling will host the event Thursday evening at Radio City Music Hall, and the program will feature a discussion moderated by Stephen Colbert with Biden and former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The event will also feature performances by Lizzo, Queen Latifah, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, and Lea Michele.

Despite his generally flagging approval ratings, Biden has maintained a significant cash advantage over Trump. Thursday’s fundraiser is expected to haul in the single largest total for Biden this cycle. The president ended February with more than $150 million cash on hand, roughly $100 million more than Trump, whose fundraising is being used
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