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Backer Howard Dean Called Out On Clinton’s Paid Speeches Before Colleges

- February 3, 2016

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This Morning On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Clinton Backer Howard Dean Falsely Claimed That Clinton Never Got Paid $225,000 For Speeches At Public Colleges And Universities, Saying “She’s Not Getting $225,000 For Speeches In Front Of Colleges.” KRISTEN SOLTIS ANDERSON: “If only for the reason you mention, she's going to campuses, she's made all of this money, it undercuts the idea she's fighting for people like you.” HOWARD DEAN: “See I disagree with that. I don't think people in America resent people who don't make money, and if they did Donald Trump wouldn’t be leading all the polls.” ANDERSON: “But making it off of college kids, who are taking on tens of thousands in debt.” DEAN: “She's not getting $225,000 for speeches in front of colleges.” JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Yes, she is.” DEAN: “No, she's not.” SCARBOROUGH: “Howard, it's a matter of record.” DEAN: “What college?” SCARBOROUGH: “I don't know. Alex, but Google it and we'll give him the answer in 10 seconds.” DEAN: “She's making $225,000 a speech.” MIKA BRZEZINSKI: “From Goldman Sachs, I’m sorry, I got that wrong.” SCARBOROUGH: “I’ve been very quiet while you guys have roasted Hillary Clinton. I’m going to let you speak. I’m telling you, though; she has been paid $225,000 speaking in front of colleges. Go ahead, at least one. There was at least one, one that we know of.” DEAN: “And you don’t know what it is.” SCARBOROUGH: “I will tell you as soon as somebody Googles it. Go ahead.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 2/3/16)

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Dean Is Fact Checked Live On Air Proving He Was Lying About Clinton’s Speaking Fees To Colleges. JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Is it UNLV or UCLA” MIKA BRZENSKI: “”Both” MORNING JOE STAFF: “UNLV in October 2014 she got $225,000. A month later at UCLA she got $300,000 in 2014.” SCARBOROUGH: “I stand corrected. She got over $500,000 from two colleges.” HOWARD DEAN: “I will humbly eat crow, Joe. Do you have a serving of Crow?” SCARBOROUGH: “I’m pretty sure she got paid over $200,000 to a New York State college because I remember saying on this show that I find it hard to believe that a Senator that would represent a college would then go and get paid $200,000.” DEAN: “Taking the feathers out of my teeth.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 2/3/16)

In Fact, Clinton Received Millions From Eight Paid Speeches Before Cash Strapped Universities

The Washington Post Headline: “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches” (Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches,” The Washington Post , 7/2/14)

“At Least Eight Universities, Including Four Public Institutions, Have Paid Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For Hillary Rodham Clinton To Speak On Their Campuses Over The Past Year, Sparking A Backlash From Some Student Groups And Teachers At A Time Of Austerity In Higher Education.” (Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches,” The Washington Post , 7/2/14)

  • The University Of Connecticut, Which Just Raised Its Tuition, Paid $251,000 To Clinton To Speak On Their Campus. “In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 from a donor fund for Clinton to speak on campus in April.” (Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches,” The Washington Post , 7/2/14)
  • “Other Examples Include $300,000 To Speak At The University Of California At Los Angeles In March And $225,000 For A Speech Scheduled For October At The University Of Nevada At Las Vegas.” (Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches,” The Washington Post , 7/2/14)
  • For Remarks At The University At Buffalo In The Fall Of 2013, Clinton Collected $275,000. “When Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to address the University at Buffalo, the largest campus of the State University of New York system, she negotiated a few requirements in addition to her pay of $275,000.” (Philip Rucker, “University At Buffalo Paid $275,000 For Hillary Clinton Speech,” The Washington Post , 7/16/14)

Students And Academic Officials Have Said Clinton’s High Speaking Fees Are A “Poor Use Of Funds At A Time Of Steep Tuition Hikes…” “But Clinton’s acceptance of high fees for university visits has drawn particularly sharp criticism, with some students and academic officials saying the expenditures are a poor use of funds at a time of steep tuition hikes and budget cuts across higher education.” (Philip Rucker and Rosalind S. Helderman, “At Time Of Austerity, 8 Universities Spent Top Dollar On Hillary Rodham Clinton Speeches,” The Washington Post , 7/2/14)


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