President Obama dined with Hollywood A-listers and top Disney executives in Los Angeles during a quick visit for political fundraisers.
He spent Thursday night in Bel-Air for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reception and dinner with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the committee's chairman, Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.).
Calling the election critically important, Obama said there is a "deep obsession" with Donald Trump. He said neither Trump nor Trump's Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz would succeed him in office. Obama added that both men are doing Democrats a favor by "laying bare, unvarnished, some of the nonsense we've been dealing with in Congress."
"It gives you a sense of what's at stake in this election," the president said.