Clinton to speak at Rutgers University for fraction of her usual fee
Hillary Clinton — who in the run-up to the 2016 election pocketed $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to the titans of Wall Street — will speak at Rutgers University later Thursday for a measly 25 grand.
The former first lady and failed presidential candidate was expected to talk about politics, US democracy and her role in women’s political history, NJ.com reported.
Rutgers will pay Clinton $25,000 from an endowment but not use any funds from tuition or state aid, the New Jersey state university maintained.
The Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics will host the sold-out speech at the school’s athletic center in Piscataway.
Clinton’s speaking fee is far lower than what she normally commands — though she also speaks at certain events for free.
In April, she is scheduled to deliver an address at an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, honoring the late first lady Betty Ford.
The former senator and secretary of state volunteered to appear at the event without compensation, Forbes reported.
But normally it takes major bank to get Clinton to the podium.
CNN reported that Clinton gave hundreds of paid speeches in the decade before the 2016 race, averaging more than $200,000 a pop.