The Hollywood establishment has united around the Democratic establishment’s candidate of choice, Joe Biden. But Tinseltown supporters of Bernie Sanders are still holding out hope that their candidate can secure the nomination.
During Tuesday’s primary elections, Barbra Streisand and Rob Reiner served as Biden’s Hollywood cheer captains, urging fellow Democrats to support the candidate as he managed to secure three key states and appeared increasingly likely to be the party’s choice to take on President Donald Trump in November.
Streisand is the latest celebrity to throw her weight behind Biden, declaring on Tuesday that she “wholeheartedly” supports the candidate. She added: “Trump must be beaten in November before he does more damage to our democracy, environment, for our health and safety and standing in the world.”
I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Biden for President. Trump must be beaten in November before he does more damage to our democracy, environment, for our health and safety and standing in the world.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 11, 2020
The Oscar-winning Funny Girl star had previously hinted that she supported former New York mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg, who dropped out of the race last week following a dismal showing on Super Tuesday.
Rob Reiner reiterated his support of Biden, saying in a tweet late Tuesday that “it’s time to put our differences aside and celebrate what unites us by coalescing behind Joe Biden.” He said that the “survival of Democracy depends on the removal of the most Criminally Corrupt President in our Nation’s history.”