As Twitchy reported earlier this week, former President Barack Obama returned to the public eye with an appearance at the University of Chicago, which he’ll follow up this fall with a speech at the Cantor Fitzgerald healthcare conference, for which he’ll collect a check for $400,000.
Though Sen. Elizabeth Warren portrays herself as Wall Street’s worst enemy, she didn’t hesitate to hit the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, who famously was paid $675,000 by Goldman Sachs for three speeches. Why so much? “That’s what they offered,” she explained to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Without an election on the line, it seems Warren once again is finding it troubling for Democrats to be raking in huge speaking fees from Wall Street giants like Cantor Fitzgerald.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 28, 2017
CBS News reports:
Former President Obama is coming under fire from a member of his own party over an upcoming speech in September paid for by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald LP.
“I was troubled by that,” Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, a fierce Wall Street critic, said on Thursday during in an interview with Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” program.
That’s “coming under fire”? It’s surprising Warren said anything at all, but we suppose she has an image to maintain. The important thing to her supporters is that she’s troubled by something.
@CBSNews Does anything not trouble her?
— Ron B. (@rcbvt) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews Troubled is the harshest word she could use against her rock star. Let Trump do it and she would be ready to scalp him.
— llwpilkenton (@llwpilkenton) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews Leave it to Elizabeth Warren to critique Obama after he's left office
— Nikki (@send_more_wine) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews What is she troubled about? Where was she when the Clintons were getting top dollar for speeches?
— Algierslady (@AlgiersLady) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews Get outta here! She's troubled about this tiny amt compared to the millions he & Hills received from foreign countries! ????
— Southern Gal (@aspmom5) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews Hillary sold favors for big speaker fees… I wonder what Obama is selling… it's certainly not his wisdom or wit. That's hardly worth $$$
— Frida Goman (@Frida_Goman) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews Didn't she make that much teaching a single class?
— Marc Rybyn (@RybynM) April 28, 2017
— LLand (@LLandViewer) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews She's troubled. There's no doubt about it.
— John Frantz (@FrantzJohn) April 28, 2017
@CBSNews If she's troubled, it must be a good thing. This woman is trouble all around.
— catherine annette (@anantucketlady) April 28, 2017
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‘This is rich’! Elizabeth Warren outs herself as shameless Wall Street shill https://t.co/6v5urLkehS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 18, 2017