Hillary Clinton defended the speaking fees her and Bill Clinton receive since leaving the White House, saying they “struggled” with mortgages and their daughter’s education and had to pay off debts.
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton told Diane Sawyer in an interview with ABC News. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”
When asked about the reported $5 million she has earned and over $100 million that Bill Clinton has earned from speeches, the former secretary of state said the former president has worked “very hard.”