A world-renowned actress praised President Obama at a fundraiser Thursday, proclaiming that the president should get “all of the power he needs” to pass legislation in his remaining years in office.
Gwyneth Paltrow lauded President Obama at a fundraiser held in her Los Angeles home, with tickets starting at a minimum of $1,000 for the reception and $15,000 for dinner. She told the President upon introducing him, “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest.”
Before Obama gave what was described as one of “his standard fundraising speeches,” the White House pool reports that Paltrow said she wanted the president to have more power to pass legislation.
“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.”
The actress lauded the president’s efforts on issues including the environment and equal pay, saying they are “very important to me as a working mother.”
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Paltrow also told the president at the conclusion of the introduction, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” Her comments from the fundraiser have caused quite the uproar on Twitter.
Apparently, the genius of Gwenyth Paltrow wants a Dictatorship. If only her guy can pass everything he wants w/o interference. #Stupid
— Risa Davis (@texasrighty) October 10, 2014
Gwenyth Paltrow introduced Obama at her $32k a head fundraiser by saying. ..your so handsome i can’t speak….wtf? Really Gwenyth?
— Joseph Tizol (@republirican) October 10, 2014
— Melissa (@PennyDreadful81) October 10, 2014
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) October 10, 2014
So, Obama is at Gwenyth Paltrow’s home tonight….. That top 1% sure loves hanging out together, don’t they? http://t.co/DDYmaGbVEP
— Sara Casm (@DallasJewel) October 10, 2014
H/T The Blaze
Photo Credit: Andrea Raffin (Creative Commons)