According to Hillary Clinton, her and Bill left the White House “dead broke”.

The NY Daily News:

In an ABC News interview broadcast Monday, Hillary Clinton defended the speaking fees she and Bill reel in, saying, “We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.”

“We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy,” she added.

She also said that Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, “is more of a reason” for her to run for President in 2016.

“I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton said. “I view this as really apart from — even a diversion from — the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world.”

Since leaving the State Department in February 2013, she has been paid $200,000 per speech. She has appeared before some groups for free.

Hillary Clinton made the “dead broke” comment when ABC’s Diane Sawyer asked, “You’ve made five million making speeches? The President’s made more than $100 million?”

Clinton said: “First of all, we had to pay off all our debts, which was, you know, he 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.”

Republicans seized on her “broke” remark — highlighting the risks for the expected White House hopeful as she begins a hyper-scrutinized publicity blitz for her book, “Hard Choices.”

“This is outrageous. How out of touch is Hillary Clinton when “dead broke” = mansions & massive speaking fees?” GOP National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted.

What exactly does Hillary consider “dead broke”? 

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6 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Claims She Was ‘Dead Broke’ After White House

    • tewdeeq on said:

      Sorry, “rich people broke” is an oxymoron. She has no class to have said such or make such a remark. What in the h&[[ would have caused her to say something like that, calling herself broke and living in a mansion. $200,000 for just one speech can feed at least five or six families for at least a year.

  1. I said it. on said:

    She said broke and then said that they had to get houses and pay mortgages. Lol. She wouldn’t know broke if it popped her in the head. Vote the issues, not a party. Think for yourself.

  2. Linda on said:

    Hill and Bill were not BROKE when they left the White House!!!

    They probably still had a few millions in their bank accounts.

    White folks do not KNOW THE MEANING OF BROKE!

    For Black folks–broke is when you have $0.00 in your bank account and nothing but LINT in the linings of our pockets!!!!

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for Hillary?–Not!!!!!!

  3. dangerousblkman on said:

    I call BullShit. Fuck Hillery in the ass. Whie people always stick together and they would not have let them go broke.

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