She’s still digging.
“You recently described your financial situation during the presidency of your husband Bill Clinton as dead broke,” says Der Spiegel.
“Well, when we came out of the White House, we were deeply in debt because of all the legal bills that we owed because of the relentless persecution of my husband and myself, and he had to work unbelievably hard to pay off every single penny of every debt we owed. And we did,” Clinton responds.
The magazine posits, “Today, you are multimillionaires. Your husband has earned $104 million with his speeches since 2001.”
To which the former secretary of state responds, “We are very grateful for where we are today. But if you were to go back and look at the amount of money that we owed, we couldn’t even get a mortgage on a house by ourselves. In our system he had to make double what he needed in order just to pay off the debt, and then to finance a house and continue to pay for our daughter’s education.”
Chelsea attended Stanford, Oxford, and then Columbia. The Clintons average six-figures per speech. Hillary’s book advance was $8 million. From 2001 to 2007, the years immediately after the White House, the Clintons reported $108 million earned and $33 million in taxes paid.
This is Clinton’s latest failed attempt to address the “issue” of her wealth — an issue only because Democrats have spent years attacking the idea of wealth as evil. Hillary, a certified member of the 1%, is trying her best to play the “I’m just like you!” card, but the numbers just don’t add up.