Barack Obama slammed for $575k Wall Street speech 'hypocrisy'

Barack Obama slammed for $575k Wall Street speech 'hypocrisy'

It's also double what Hillary Clinton previously commanded on the speech circuit.

Previous US President Barack Obama is being reprimanded for purportedly concurring a $400,000 (£310,000) expense for a discourse to a Wall Street bank.

While it is believed the former president has signed a contract for the speech in NY already, the firm is yet to make a formal announcement as it is in the process of coordinating with Obama.

She was vigorously reprimanded amid a year ago's presidential battle for her Wall Street addresses, with activists on both sides of the political range requesting she discharge the transcripts.

He condemned high rewards paid to bank officials, and said Wall Street shared fault for the 2008 monetary emergency. The difference for Obama, of course, is that his presidency is behind him.

During the event in Chicago, Obama refrained from mentioning President Trump or commenting on his policies in office.


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And just this month, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama were pictured aboard music mogul David Geffen's luxury yacht off French Polynesia.

Bill and Hilary Clinton have reportedly been paid upwards of $200,000 per speech over the years, with Bill receiving over $500,000 for some guest-speaker engagements.

The deal comes less than 100 days after Mr Obama left office. He spoke with a panel of students about the importance of public service and his enthusiasm for young Americans who are politically active.

"The single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can to prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton", Obama said, "and to take their own crack at changing the world".

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