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A charity website wanted to auction a meeting with President Obama, but Democrats balked at its inappropriateness.

The website Charitybuzz.com took down a post Tuesday asking for bids to meet with Obama at a July 23 Democratic fundraiser, featuring the president and cast members from the ABC television series Scandal.

Democratic National Committee officials saw the website's post and asked them to take it down.

From the original post:

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the show about a fictional White House hit with all sorts of murder and mayhem, is going to host next week's fundraiser at her Beverly Hills home.

As of Tuesday morning, Charitybuzz.com said the top offer was $52,500, with two days left in the bidding.

"Meet President Barack Obama and Have Dinner with Other Hollywood Elite on July 23rd at the Home of Shonda Rhimes," says the charity website.

The bidder is allowed to take one guest to the event.

From the folks at Charitybuzz.com:

"Leading charity auction site Charitybuzz.com is auctioning off the opportunity to attend the black tie reception, join other Hollywood elite for an intimate dinner and snap a selfie with the POTUS. Bidding is open on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Charitybuzz.com/Obama ... through 3 p.m. ET on July 17.

"Proceeds from the auction will support the Democratic National Committee with Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency."

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