This number shows Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble
Hillary and Bill Clinton spent their years outside of government getting rich of paid speeches.
This issue came back to bite the Clintons in the 2016 campaign.
Now one number shows Clinton is in deep trouble.
Hillary was paid to give a speech at Rutgers University.
But she was only paid $25,000.
“Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is back in New Jersey Thursday for a rare public appearance since she lost in her bid for the White House against President Donald Trump.
Clinton is expected to talk politics, American democracy and her role in shaping women’s political history.
Rutgers will pay Clinton $25,000 from an endowment but use no money from tuition or state aid, according to the university.
Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the event to be held at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.”
This is an 85% drop off from the fees she earned speaking to banks and other elites after she left government.
In the campaign, her speeches were an issue not only because of the outrageous fees, but also because she kept the transcripts secret.
Now that she is a two-time failed Presidential candidate, the going rate for a Clinton speech has plunged.
Critics argue that is because she doesn’t have any more influence to sell.
Clinton was able to charge six figures for speeches to banks and universities because the leaders of those institutions figured she was going to be President and they wanted to cozy up to her.
When they would need a bailout, they could call in a favor because they lined her bank account when she was a private citizen.
But Donald Trump’s victory ended her days of stuffing her bank account with six figure speaking fees.