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Twitter had a field day with the news that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was slashing the hefty price tag for a photo-op with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Harris was slated to appear at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum this year as a headliner with a reported $15,000 price tag for a photo with the vice president.
The event ended up not selling enough tickets and was postponed, along with the five-figure price tag for donors to have their picture taken with a sitting public servant.
However, those who want a picture with Harris at an upcoming DNC fundraiser can now reportedly do so at a fraction of the price.
"DNC is slashing prices for a photo w/ Kamala Harris. Tickets for a photo with the VP at the Women's Leadership Forum started at $15,000, but it failed to sell enough tickets & is being postponed. VP's June fundraiser in Cali is charging $5,000 for a photo," Puck's Tara Palmeri tweeted Tuesday.
At a time of record-high inflation with prices soaring across the board, critics had fun with the notion that the only thing that has gotten cheaper during the economic crisis is a photo-op with the VP.
"Nice to know that even with inflation, some stuff is getting cheaper," podcaster Noam Blum tweeted.
"inflation is making everything more expensive except fundraisers with Kamala," Josh Hawley press secretary Abigail Marone wrote.
"And here we thought the Biden Administration wasn’t [doing] anything about inflation…." Ruthless podcast co-host Josh Holmes quipped.
"There are price cuts in at least one sector. Who says Dems have no plan to address inflation?" Substack writer Matt Stoller similarly joked.
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