ABC Interview: Hillary Clinton Says We Were “Dead Broke” After Leaving White House (Update: Hillary Backtracks on Dead Broke Comments)
Cry me a river … Hillary Clinton says that Bill Clinton and her were “dead broke” after leaving the White House. Really Hillary, dead broke?
Bill and Hillary Clinton were as “dead broke” as Sir Edmund Hillary was Hillary’s namesake. Dead broke. I guess the promised money of book deals and speeches at $200,000 are considered “dead broke” by this elitist liberal. I am sure the many Americans who are struggling today with record numbers on food stamps, under-employed and who have just stopped looking for work can empathize with the poor Clinton’s. Sorry, she cannot help herself from lying or exaggerating. Just what we need in 2016, another president who just cant tell the truth.
Work is just so tough when you make $200,000 to $500,000 a speech. Yeah, you are not too out of touch with the American people. Care to change your statement Hillary?
Hillary Clinton, who recently raked in $5 million dollars in speaking fees in 15 months, recounted to Diane Sawyer the sad tale of her former destitution, telling her, “We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.”
According to Clinton, she and her husband, who has made over $100 million since leaving the White House, “struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know, it was not easy.”
But, as Clinton’s story goes, the two hard-working, middle-class millionaires somehow managed to put food on the table in their multiple houses, even though they “had to make double the money, because of, obviously, taxes, and then pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members.”
Although Sawyer wondered if Americans would understand why Hillary Clinton needs a speaking fee of $200,000, “five times the median income in this country for one speech”, Clinton assured her that she’s taking the high road: “I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company as so many people who leave public life do.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House.
The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts.
Her speaking fees sometimes hit the $200,000 level, while Bill Clinton routinely pockets $500,000 per 45-minute pep talk.