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Marianne Williamson says the Democratic National Convention reminded her of a ‘Marriott commercial’

The former Democratic primary candidate slammed the Democratic National Committee for putting on a commercial

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Author Marianne Williamson participates in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Author Marianne Williamson participates in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Paul Sancya, Associated Press

Marianne Williamson — a former 2020 Democratic primary candidate — slammed the Democratic National Convention on Monday night for its lack of substance on how to stop systemic racism.

What happened:

  • Williamsonresponded to Mark Ruffalo, who tweeted: “Watching the #DemConvention. It’s so good to see so many diverse people coming together addressing racism and the promise of America. There is a sweetness and kindliness about this production.”
  • Williamson said: “No I’m sorry but they did not address racism. They showed a lot of beautiful pictures of POC and made references to BLM, but there was not one mention of an actual policy to help end systemic racism. It’s like binge watching a Marriott commercial.”

  • Williamson later tweeted about peaceful protests, riots and police force. She also commented on how the Democratic National Committee is a private organization that doesn’t make any government decisions.
  • She said she tried to like the convention on night one, though. “I wanted to like it. I really did, I promise I did.”

What now:

On Tuesday morning, Williamson tweeted her support for one of Michelle Obama’s quotes from Monday night.

  • “Michelle Obama said this last night and I agree with her: “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”