Former President Barack Obama told donors at a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Thursday that he has had enough with their “moping” over President Donald Trump’s victory — and he wants them to focus on winning Congress back from the Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.
“Enough moping, this is a mope-free zone,” Obama reportedly said at one point during his 45-minute appearance, according to CNN. “This is a moment of great urgency and you are right to be concerned,” he said.
Obama did not once mention Trump’s name, CNN reported, although it was clear he was referring to the president.
Though top Democratic leaders, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), have told activists to drop Trump impeachment rhetoric and focus on issues, the so-called “Resistance” and “progressive” wings of the party continue to make impeachment a focus.
The fundraiser, held at the home of Democratic donors Allan Mutchnik and his wife, Nicole, was the first one Obama has done for the DNC in 2018.
Tickets reportedly started at $2,700 and included a musical performance by Christina Aguilera, who also performed at a fundraiser for former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.