Hillary Backs Down from 'Dead Broke' Comment; 'We're Obviously Blessed'

In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clarified what she meant when she said that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House.

“Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today," she said, reminding Americans that she spent her life working to make sure that other Americans had the same chances as she did.

“Bill and I were obviously blessed,” she admitted. “We worked hard for everything we got in our lives and we have continued to work hard, and we’ve been blessed in the last 14 years.”

Clinton said that the debt that they had was a “reality” when they left the White House that she had to struggle with.

“We just have to keep working really hard, we always have, that’s who we are,” Clinton added.

Clinton added that both of them had college debt but had to pay them off by getting jobs.

“I was in the Senate, and could not do anything to help us meet those obligations,” she said. “And I’m very grateful that my husband who has always been a hard worker since he was born, you know, poor and given opportunities of a good education, and strong values, to work hard and take responsibility, he did that, so, you know, we understand what that struggle is.”

Clinton pointed out that her “life experience” was “different” but that she had “gone through some of the same challenges” faced by ordinary Americans.


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