[Blind Gossip] A fundraising event for one of the U.S. Presidential Candidates was going to be hosted by a famous actor.
At the last minute, The Actor bowed out, saying that he had a “scheduling conflict.”
No. That was a lie.
There was no scheduling conflict. The truth is that The Actor was actually ASKED to bow out by [The Presidential Candidate].
While The Candidate would normally love the endorsement and support of a Hollywood actor, in this case The Actor is involved in some shady financial dealings with a charity organization!
Since the The Candidate’s own finances are under scrutiny, holding an event together would have highlighted The Candidate’s own finances. By getting rid of The Actor, that sensitive talking point would be avoided and the media would cover it as a regular fundraiser.
Shade avoided. Nothing to see here, folks!
Similar: Presidential Candidate Affair
[Optional] Which Candidate’s finances are shadier?
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Presidential Candidate: Hillary Clinton
The Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Hillary Clinton and actor Leonardo DiCaprio are a regular couple of swells.
Leonardo gave Hillary lots of money, and Hillary honored Leonardo for his environmental activism at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards. The two were as thick as thieves.
In early August 2016, it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to to host a $33,400-a-plate event for Clinton at his home in Los Angeles on August 22.
Right before the dinner, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Leonardo’s environmentally-focused charitable organization, was linked to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme.
Supposedly, Leonardo DiCaprio, some Malysian financial crook, and The Obama White House all became entangled in the disappearance of $3 billion that was supposed to be used for environmental charities to help protect the rainforest.
Leonardo took his cut of the loot – tens of millions of dollars – and did NOT use it to save the rainforest. He used the money to finance the production of The Wolf of Wall Street.
Hillary Clinton already had her hands full dealing with the financial shadiness of The Clinton Foundation. There was no way she was going to exacerbate that situation by going to shady Leo’s house for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. So, on August 21st, ONE DAY before the luncheon, Leo mumbled something about being busy and cancelled.
Busy? Ha! What really happened is that Hillary Clinton shoved Leonardo DiCaprio off the big wooden door and into the cold ocean to drown by himself.
The dinner was moved to Justin Timberlake’s house in Los Angeles, and Lonely Leonardo rode his bike around Manhattan, pouting over being given the cold shoulder by the Presidential Candidate and wondering if he would have to return all that Wolf Of Wall Street money.
Since then, the Malaysian 1MDB scandal has become even bigger news. Today, Leonardo was asked to return the pilfered funds and to resign from his climate change position with the U.N.
We hear that Leonardo is still supporting Hillary, though. As he rode his bike toward the gas-guzzling private jet that would take him to the gas-guzzling private yacht that would take him to his next environmental conference, he was heard declaring… “I’ll never let go!”
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