Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to lift herself up out of poverty. The “dead broke” politician and Washington insider has been asked by students at the University of Las Vegas to return her teeny tiny speaking fee of $225,000 she reportedly will receive for a speech she’s scheduled to give at the University in October.
Business Insider reports:
In a video circulated by the national Republican Party Friday, Elias Benjelloun, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar, the student government’s public relations director, slammed the university’s foundation for paying Clinton so much for the event.
“We really appreciate anybody who would come to raise money for the university. But anybody who’s being paid $225,000 to come speak, we think that’s a little bit outrageous. And we’d like Secretary Clinton — respectfully — to gracefully return the money to the university or the foundation,” Waqar said on the Nevada political program “Ralston Reports.”
Benjelloun echoed Waqar’s remarks.
“When we heard $225,000, we weren’t so thrilled,” he said. “We would hope that Hillary Clinton commits to higher education … and returns part or whole of the amount she receives for speaking.”
The 2016 possible Presidential candidate is under intense scrutiny for her recent statement that her and Bill ‘Bubba’ Clinton lived the lives of paupers after exiting the White House in 2001. With an estimated net worth north of $80 million, something tells us Bill and Hillary are not starving.
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