Hillary Clinton is crying poverty and MSNBC is crying foul on those claims.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd hit the former Secretary of State hard for these insensitive comments, remarking "Well, this is more of an example of a politician who perhaps only hangs out with millionaires and donors and feels poor by comparison- that’s what that sounded like."
During her interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer Monday evening, Clinton bemoaned the financial hardships she and Bill Clinton faced post-presidency. "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 told Sawyer.
Clinton’s remarks about her and Bill’s financial woes have been met with insurmountable backlash from Americans who claim the former Secretary of State is simply out of touch with the average American. While Clinton mourned the sad state of her and Bill’s finances, she failed to disclose that the power couple was actually raking in the dough. Clinton left the White House with a lucrative book advance – more than $8 million. Husband Bill charged a whopping $200,000 for each speech he gave.
Her effort to appear "relatable" by sharing her story of financial hardship has resulted in failure. The average American does not earn even a quarter of what her past-President husband makes in one speech. Furthermore, most Americans are struggling to pay for a mortgage on one house, not the multiple "houses" Clinton claims to have had a difficult time paying for.