It goes to charity!: Hillary Clinton defends $200,000 speaking fee
Hillary Clinton recently defended her $200,000 fee for university speeches by stating that it goes to charity.
Hilary, while in London promoting her book, said on Friday that she doesn’t hang on to the money she has earned from college events.
Promoting her book Hard Choices, Clinton said that she donates all the money she earns from college events to her family foundation.
“All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation,” said Hilary.
Her comments come as the result of protests from students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, who want her to forgo payment of $225,000 for an upcoming appearance in October.
Clinton wouldn’t comment on whether she would waive an honorarium in Vegas, speaking instead of her concern for the state of the economy.
“They’re not worried about my speaking or my household, they’re worried about their own. And that’s the kind of debate I think I’m furthering as I go around the country speaking,” said Hilary of her critics.
Clinton reportedly receives approximately $200,000 for each speaking event.
Reacting to criticisms, Clinton said that her speaking engagements reveal new ideas to help bolster the economy and lower income inequality.
Clinton has accomplished much of what she set out to do with the promotion of her new book. She has promoted the book to big crowds and endured the media grinder. She demonstrated that her record as secretary of state can withstand scrutiny. She also displayed great stamina, plugging doubts about her health by sitting through more than 25 hours of interviews and running nonstop for weeks, a grueling schedule that no other potential 2016 candidate has so far withstood.