White House hosts Dem operative whose group Fetterman camp slammed as grifters

It marks a swift change in fortunes for the group after Fetterman’s marketing campaign supervisor in a fundraising e-mail labeled the Democratic Coalition a “rip-off PAC … pretending that the cash they elevate goes to John and our marketing campaign.”

“Not solely is that this flawed, it additionally places us at a serious drawback,” Brendan McPhillips wrote, asking supporters to chip in cash to make up for the misplaced {dollars}.

The item of McPhillips’ ire was an advert the Democratic Coalition had launched earlier within the week holding up Fetterman as a champion of the working class who would act as a bulwark in opposition to encroachments on democracy, girls’s rights and well being care. The advert requested viewers to “donate at the moment and assist us present this superior Fetterman advert to swing voters in Pennsylvania,” which Dworkin defended as a method to “hearth up” the state’s Democratic base forward of the midterms.

McPhillips charged the group with siphoning off cash for themselves, moderately than the precise Fetterman marketing campaign. And his exasperation was cheered by a number of progressive operatives who’ve beforehand accused the Democratic Coalition of soliciting cash from impassioned liberals solely to spend it by itself operations. “Fuck round and discover out, grifters,” McPhillips wrote.

A White Home spokesperson confirmed Dworkin’s presence, noting in a press release: “Greater than two dozen managers of distinguished social media accounts visited the White Home at the moment to spotlight this President’s report of accomplishment — starting from empowering Medicare to barter decrease drug costs to creating historic investments in combatting the local weather disaster.”

Left unclear is who Dworkin and his fellow progressives — which included Mueller She Wrote’s Allison Gill, the creators behind anti-Trump group MeidasTouch and Occupy Democrats’ Grant Stern — met with whereas on the White Home. The group did appear to cross paths with second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Members of the group posted photographs from across the White Home grounds, posing with portraits across the West Wing and on the lectern within the briefing room.

Dworkin didn’t return a request for remark.

Sam Stein contributed to this report.

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