In an interview with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts on Friday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi was asked how Hillary Clinton can say she is "fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top" while her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was paid $500,000 to speak at a charity dinner last year to commemorate the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The New York Times revealed the cost of the speech, almost a quarter of the proceeds garnered from the charity event, was "enough to build ten preschools in Indonesia."
"What do you think the average American is supposed to think of Hillary Clinton going out there and fighting for the deck that she says is stacked at the top and trying to the get rules back in play for the middle class Americans when her husband's foundation is taking in half a million dollars for a single event showing?" Roberts asked.
"Well, the Clintons will have to answer for the foundation," Pelosi said. "I would imagine that President Clinton's participation in that event increased the take and the money spent at the foundation is for a very good cause as well."
"Everyone benefited from it," Pelosi said.
"But no question, it raises questions that they'll have to answer," she added.
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