Hillary Clinton expresses ‘regret’ for ‘dead broke’ comment
Hillary Rodham Clinton is still talking about being wealthy.
Clinton expressed regret to Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV about her now much-criticized comment that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” after he left the White House in 2001. The comment came from an interview in early June with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, in which Clinton defended making speeches for money since leaving the State Department and the millions of dollars earned by the former president through paid speeches.
“Well, I regret it. It was inartful. It was accurate, but we are so successful and we’re so blessed by the success we’ve had and my husband has worked incredibly hard,” Clinton told Fusion TV in the interview airing Tuesday. “What I worry about is not my family. I worry about other families in our country who feel like they’re running in place.”
Asked whether she knows her net worth, Clinton said: “You know, within a range, yeah. I mean, we have two very nice houses which we’re proud of and not selling anytime soon.” When Ramos asked whether that range was in the millions of dollars, Clinton said, “Yes, indeed.”
The possible 2016 presidential contender has been slammed repeatedly by Republicans for these comments about her wealth. Bill Clinton has defended his wife, saying she’s “not out of touch” and arguing that the focus should be on “the demise of the American dream” for the middle class.