What a hypocrite. Obama spent eight years playing the anti-Wall Street leftist who thought people “made enough money” but now things are different. No that he’s not president anymore, he’s following in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton and giving high paid speeches to Wall Street Firms.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Obama making $400,000 speeches to Wall Street firms: Report
Former President Obama is pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars giving speeches to Wall Street firms, according to a new report.
Obama made $400,000 for a speech he gave to clients of Northern Trust Corp. last month, Bloomberg reported Monday. He gave a speech to Carlyle Group LP last week and is scheduled to headline Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s healthcare conference next week.
Obama accepted a $400,000 speaking fee from Cantor Fitzgerald, according to reports in April.
A spokesman for Obama defended the former president, saying he has given speeches “true to his values.”
Even if he’s donating part of the proceeds, as this report goes on to suggest, you know he’s keeping part of the fees. This just shows Obama has no shame. He’s going to be an incredibly rich man in just a few years. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it contradicts the persona Obama projected as president for eight years.