Hillary and Bill Clinton have built a fortune through public appearances and steep speaking fees, a fact that the former Secretary of State has tried -- and failed -- to downplay.
In fact, Hillary Clinton's most recent attempt to explain that her family's personal wealth, which is estimated to be more than $150 million, means that they're not that “well-off” was actually met on Monday with laughs from CNN anchors.
CNN’s Early Start co-host Alison Kosik laughed after her colleague, Miguel Marquez, quoted a Guardian interview published over the weekend wherein Hillary Clinton explained why she is not that “well-off.”
“This follows her comment about them struggling to afford mortgages on their estates,” Marquez said. “Critics say it's another example of Clinton being out of touch with working Americans.”
“Of their estates. More than one,” Kosik said.
“I don’t know what to do with my millions,” Marquez said sarcastically. “It’s very tough.”
Hillary Clinton claimed in a separate interview that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, a remark that was widely criticized on both sides of the aisle.