Chelsea Clinton’s $65K: Chelsea Clinton $65000

Published: July 1, 2015

Chelsea Clinton’s $65K: Chelsea Clinton $65000, The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word.

What?!

Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline a gala luncheon, and initially reached out to Hillary Clinton. But when Clinton’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials balked.

So they turned to the Democratic presidential front-runner’s daughter. As reported by the Post, the university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance. Her spokesman said that, as with Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches at universities, Chelsea Clinton made no personal income from her appearance. Her fee was directed to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The chairman of the Republican National Committee was quick to pounce on the story.

What to do when Hillary Clinton charges a $275,000 speaking fee? Hire Chelsea Clinton for $65,000 instead: http://t.co/VngJuYj3DF

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) June 30, 2015
Other posts were much more blunt.

Why are we talking about Chelsea Clinton? Nothing personal, but why would anyone pay to hear her speak?

— Ian (@Ian2813) June 30, 2015
What college administrator thinks it’s a good idea to pay $65,000 (!) to hear Chelsea Clinton’s thoughts? https://t.co/klcLGaRxpA

— Aaron MacLean (@AaronBMacLean) June 30, 2015
Even some on the left weren’t happy she makes more than other speakers.

No offense to Chelsea Clinton but she should not make double the fee of Gloria Steinem for speaking.

— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) June 30, 2015
But she had her defenders.

Chelsea Clinton: $65K to speak about charity work, donates it. Right goes nuts. Bristol Palin pockets $250K to lie about abstinence. Silence

— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) June 30, 2015

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