By Jon Wiederhorn
Elton John continued his campaign to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by performing at a private fundraiser in Los Angeles last night that cost attendees between $33,400 and $100,000 per ticket, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to performing a spirited set, John spoke out in favor of Clinton. “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian,” he said John then added that the presidential nominee stands for “Equality, decency, kindness and respect.”
“She is, without a doubt, the only candidate supremely qualified to lead this great nation in these challenging times,” he added. “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. 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.”
John couldn’t leave the stage without taking a jab at Trump’s “make America great again” slogan. “America is already great,” John said, “and Hillary is a part of the reason why. So tonight, I’m proud to say: I’m with her!”