By now we all know that Hillary Clinton is struggling to make ends meat. As she prepares to make a run at the Presidency in 2016, Hillary is eking out a living as a public speaker in venues and events all over the United States.
Being on the road is a tough business, but Clinton makes sure to get the most out of her speaking gigs.
Courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal, here is how Clinton travels. Consider the below
demands requirements a dress rehearsal for her 2016 Presidency:
She insists on staying in the “presidential suite” of luxury hotels that she chooses anywhere in the world, including Las Vegas.
She usually requires those who pay her six-figure fees for speeches to also provide a private jet for transportation — only a $39 million, 16-passenger Gulfstream G450 or larger will do.
And she doesn’t travel alone, relying on an entourage of a couple of “travel aides,” and a couple of advance staffers who check out her speech site in the days leading up to her appearance, much like a White House trip, according to her contract and supporting documents concerning her Oct. 13 speech at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation fundraiser. The documents were obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal through the state public records law.
According to a May 31, 2013 email, Clinton’s standard contract usually includes:
- Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet,” plus round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance.
- Hotel accommodations selected by Clinton’s staff and including “a presidential suite for Secretary Clinton and up to three (3) adjoining or contiguous single rooms for her travel aides and up to two (2) additional single rooms for the advance staff.”
- A $500 travel stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs for Clinton’s lead travel aide.
- Meals and incidentals for Clinton, her travel aides and advance staff, as well as all phone charges.
- Final approval of all moderators or introducers.
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