During a star studded virtual concert for Joe Biden, Kristin Cheworth sang “don’t be hidin’ out! Bring Joe Biden out.”
While John Legend, Hillary Clinton and Rob Reiner also made remarks, Biden himself did not appear.
🎶"Don't be hidin' out! Bring Joe Biden out."🎵
During a Hollywood fundraiser Biden failed to show up for, Kristin Chenoweth sang a plea to his handlers to let him out of the basement. pic.twitter.com/D2eNCCLRvO
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 27, 2020
Deadline report at virtual concert for Joe Biden on Sunday, John Legend and Andra Day performed a socially distanced duet of Greatest Love Of All, a chorus and Kristin Chenoweth sang numbers with specially written campaign lyrics, and Barbra Streisand delivered eight minutes of closing remarks that were both an endorsement of the candidate and a sharp rebuke of Donald Trump.
“Let’s face it, Trump is unfit, mentally and morally, to hold this distinguished office,” Streisand said.
The fundraising concert marked 100 days until the election, but it also may have been a preview for what next month’s Democratic National Convention will feel like, as the plans are for a dramatically scaled down in-person gathering in Milwaukee mean virtual connections throughout the country.
Sunday’s event produced by Bruce Cohen and Claire Lucas, was called Celebration for Change. As Donald Trump has tried to characterize as his opponent as a doddering and even senile, the lineup of celebrities who spoke repeated a number of times how he would be a figure of “change,” especially on issues of racial justice and inclusion. Those who made short remarks included Julianne Moore, Rob Reiner, Lee Daniels, Ivory Aquino, Dustin Lance Black, Andy Cohen, Rory Wheeler, along with political figures such as Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, Tammy Baldwin, Cedric Richmond and Kamala Harris.
Jay Leno, the emcee, said that just over $760,000 was raised via small-dollar contributions. Save for clips from a 2016 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Biden himself did not appear.