Cillizza: 99.9% of Americans Can’t Grasp Clinton’s ‘I Gotta Pay Our Bills’ Excuse

‘Between 2001 and 2013, Bill Clinton made $105 million, only on speech giving’

"The last part I think is the most problematic, 'Yeah, I gotta pay the bills.' I have no doubt they have a lot of bills. They live a lifestyle -- a lot of flying, a lot of travel, you know, there's probably a fair number of bills. But remember this fact, Andrea. Between 2001 and 2013, Bill Clinton made $105 million dollars only on speech giving. So, yes, they have bills, but this is not like they're going to shut off the electricity if we don't pay the bills, you know. This is bills of a different sort. I think it's [indecipherable] piece like when Hillary Clinton said they were 'dead broke' when they left the White House. I understand that people -- your own circumstances dictate how you view things, but their circumstances are at a financial level that 99.9 percent of the U.S. population can't grasp. So saying things like, I gotta pay the bills,' is probably not the best move for his wife's political future."

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