Hillary Clinton Admits She Regrets Her ‘Dead Broke’ Comment
In an interview with Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos Monday, Hillary Clinton conceded that she understands the public criticism she received for claiming that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001.
“Well, I regret it. It was inartful,” Clinton admitted about the controversial statement she made to ABC’s Diane Sawyer in June. “It was accurate … but we are so successful and we are so blessed by the success we’ve had and my husband has worked incredibly hard.”
Clinton then attempted to shift the focus of the conversation to her concern for the American families currently trying to get out of debt.
“What I worry about is not my family. I worry about other families in our country who feel like they’re running in place, they’re not getting ahead or maybe they are falling backwards,” she said. “What I want to do — and this is what Bill has always done since the very beginning of his public life — is to try to create more ladders of opportunity for more Americans so that they can have the same opportunities that Bill and I have had.”
However, Ramos continued to probe the former secretary of state about her personal financial situation.
He next asked Clinton if knows her net worth.
“You know, within a range, yeah,” Clinton told Ramos. “I mean, we have two very nice houses which we’re very proud of and not selling anytime soon.”
“But millions?” Ramos asked for clarification.
“Yes, indeed,” Hillary replied.