07-24-2016, 09:29 AM
Drew Carey hosted the fundraiser at his house last night; the media was invited, and there has been some good exposure in the press: The Daily Beast was present; unfortunately, they tried to get Drew to say that either Clinton or Trump was the lesser of two evils, but Drew refused to take that bait.
Guests began to assemble around 5 p.m. Saturday evening, the sky prematurely darkening not with the threat of rain but from nearby wildfires that created a haze overhead. “I looked at the sky today and thought, ‘Trump’s about to give a speech,’” Carey joked in an interview with The Daily Beast before the event got underway. “I don’t know what America he’s living in,” he added of Trump, “but he’s crazy.” When Johnson addressed the crowd later, he echoed Carey’s sentiments by asking, “What country is he talking about?”
The former New Mexico governor arrived early, wandering into the backyard wearing jeans, Nike sneakers, a seersucker jacket and a white t-shirt that appeared to have a food truck on it. He told us that Carey is one of several celebrities who have expressed their support for him, even if many are not yet willing to do so publicly.
“I always say I’m going to protect the innocent until they actually come out,” he said. In addition to The Price Is Right host, spotted in the fundraiser crowd Saturday were Veep’s Diedrich Bader (who also co-starred on The Drew Carey Show) along with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and former NBA player turned TNT commentator Kenny Smith.