(CNN) - The host of a fundraiser and major donor to the Democratic Party complimented President Barack Obama for his hospitality back in Washington but joked about the lack of valet parking at the White House, offering to pay for the addition.
Billionaire Haim Saban, and his wife Cheryl, hosted the President and a group of Hollywood and political elites at their estate in Beverly Hills Monday night for a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate campaign committees.
"Last Friday, the President and First Lady were very generous and kind with their time, they invited us to the White House for a very small intimate dinner. And we had a wonderful time – great food, great company, very inspiring," Saban said while introducing the President, according to reporters who attended the event.
But Haim added: "No valet parking!"
"You know what? I had to walk to the White House. We have valet parking at the Sabans! So, Mr. President, if you would, please, thank you. Taxpayers' money? I'll fund it, no problem," he joked.
The President then took the stage, responding that there was valet parking... just not for him.
"Now, let me clarify something. First of all, there was valet parking for Cheryl," he said to laughs.
"We thought it was appropriate for Haim to get some exercise. Cheryl, being the wonderful person that she is, declined the valet parking and so she might have joined him. But I would have been happy to have her drive right up into the South Lawn."
The Israeli-American media mogul first hit it big in the 1990s, creating and producing the children's show the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Saban owns the Spanish-language media company Univision. In September, Saban's net worth amounted to $3.4 billion, according to Forbes.
The President's stop at the Beverly Hills fundraiser comes as a part of a three-day West Coast swing.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi also spoke at the event, along with DCCC Chairman Steve Israel and DSCC Chairman Michael Bennet, according to a DCCC official. Over one hundred people attended the dinner, paying between $16,200 and $32,400.