National cabinet meeting. (Image: AAP/Alex Ellinghausen)

Ready, aim, shoot yourself in the foot

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has barely been seen during the COVID-19 crisis, aside from a couple of slick campaign ads and a few think pieces reassessing what constitutes a healthy degree of skepticism.

But tonight he is holding a "virtual conversation" fundraiser with Democratic national committee chair Tom Perez and people's champion Hillary Clinton.

Attendees can contribute funds at various levels: there are “limited availability” tickets that cost US$2800, “guest” at US$5600, “friend” at US$15,600, "supporter" at US$41,100, "champion" at US$50,000. To earn the title of “host” will set you back US$100,000.