Obama Jokes About Giving Speeches For Cash AT GOLDMAN SACHS AFTER PRESIDENCY
Here’s something that happened at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday that didn’t get much coverage.
Obama joked about making lots of money giving speeches after his presidency. People obviously took that as a jab at Hillary Clinton but it’s completely true.
You know Obama is going to cash in on his post-presidential life, big time.
President Obama Jokes About His Post-POTUS Plans
President Obama hinted at his post-presidential plans at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, joking that he would consider giving paid speeches for the investment bank Goldman Sachs.
“If this material works well, I am going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year,” Obama said, adding that he would earn “some serious Tubmans.”
The joke was a light jab at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has come under fire by opponents for taking in about $675,000 for making three paid speeches at Goldman Sachs events.
Her Democratic opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has called on Clinton to release the transcripts of her speeches, but Clinton has refused to do so until all presidential candidates — both Democrats and Republicans — follow suit. The debate over Clinton’s speeches comes amid an ongoing conversation about the role of Wall Street money in politics.
All his talk about income inequality will vanish in the wind after his presidency.
Obama will be a multi-millionaire in a matter of years.
Hat tip to Ace of Spades.