Oh cry me a river.
Life sure was tough for Hillary and Bill Clinton after his presidency ended, as the former First Lady recalled how she and her husband were “dead broke” after they left the confines of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to return to a life of destitution and struggle.
During a teaser of Diane Sawyer’s interview with the former Sectary of State on Monday, Sawyer pressed Clinton on her need to charge a whopping $200,000 speaking fee, which led the former First Lady to recall years of financial hardship after she and Bill Clinton left the White House.
“We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Hillary Clinton recalled. ”…We struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education, you know, it was not easy.”
That’s “houses” — plural — which include a $1.7 million home in Chappaqua, N.Y., where the Clintons claimed residency so Hillary Clinton could run for the Senate in 2000, and a $2.85 million home in Washington, D.C.