Bill Clinton Might Stop Giving Paid Speeches If Hillary Wins The White House

“I will still give speeches on things I’m passionate about," the president said.

ByMATTHEW CLAIBORNE
June 10, 2015, 6:41 PM
PHOTO: Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, May 6, 2015.
Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, May 6, 2015.
Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP Photo

— -- Bill Clinton will have some tough decisions to make if Hillary Clinton wins White House, including whether to continue his lucrative paid speaking career.

At the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver, the former president said that he will likely stop giving paid speeches if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

"No. I don't think so," Clinton said in an interview with Bloomberg TV when asked about staying on the paid speaking circuit were his wife to win. "Because once you get to be president, then you are just making a daily story."

But Clinton added that he would not stop speaking publicly altogether: “I will still give speeches on things I’m passionate about.”

Just last month the former president indicated that he would continue to deliver paid speeches during his wife’s presidential campaign, telling NBC News, “I got to pay our bills.”

In today’s interview, Clinton said he and his foundation have a “strict no corruption policy” as well as “the most comprehensive disclosure of any presidential foundation.”

“Is our disclosure system more transparent than most? Yes,” Clinton added. “It has nothing to do with politics. Has anyone proved we’ve done anything objectionable? No. Do we do a lot of good? Yes.”

As Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ramps up, the Clinton Foundation has come under intense scrutiny, particularly for accepting sizable donations from foreign governments, prompting new foundation policies to limit donations from most foreign governments.

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