Bill Clinton on Getting Millions for Speeches: ‘I Got To Pay Our Bills’

Monday on NBC’s “Today,” in Africa, Bill Clinton defended his wife Hillary Clinton on the grounds of the controversy involving the Clinton Foundation accepting foreign donations while she was secretary of state leaving the possibility open for potential quid pro quos.

When asked about his getting paid $500,000 or more for giving speeches while his wife was secretary of state, Clinton said he has to pay his “bills.”

“I work hard on this,” Clinton continued. “I spend a couple hours every day just doing the research. People like to hear me speak. And I have turned down a lot of them. If I think there’s something wrong with it, I don’t take it. I do disclose who gave them to me, so people can make up their own mind.”

Insisting he will continue to give the speeches because, “I got to pay our bills.”

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