The Clinton Foundation experienced a big drop in donations in 2017.
The New York Post reports:
In the year after Hillary Clinton’s presidential defeat, donors seemed to abandon the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, with contributions plummeting nearly 58 percent.
The $36 million nosedive in donations has come to light as Republican legislators plan to hold hearings on the results of a federal corruption investigation into the non-profit next month.
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The news story notes speaking fees for the Clintons also fell “…from $3.6 million in 2015 to just under $300,000 in 2017….”
The dramatic fall in donations and speaking fees correlate with Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election.
Hillary Clinton is not viewing the drop in revenues as a sign of public fatigue.
In fact, some believe Hillary will make another run for president.
Dick Morris, a former campaign manager for Bill Clinton, mentioned Hillary’s name as a contender in his description of the Democrat field running for president in 2020.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“In the past, the groupings that lead up to the nomination have been largely geographic: The West, the farm states, the South, the rural states. Then it became ideological: the Left against the center against the Right. Now I think it’s going to be largely ethnic,” Morris said. “You’re going to have a female primary, in effect, which is going to be Elizabeth Warren against Kamala Harris and, possibly, with Hillary Clinton. You’re going to have a left-wing primary, which will be Bernie Sanders maybe against Beto O’Rourke. You’re going to have a black primary, which is going to be Cory Booker against Eric Holder against Deval Patrick against Kamala Harris. And then you’ll have an establishment primary of Biden against Hillary.”
Hillary is working to stay relevant and frequently comments on current topics.
Most recently, Hillary was making comments about immigration on Twitter:
In a recent interview, I talked about how Europe must reject right-wing nationalism and authoritarianism, including by addressing migration with courage and compassion. I also gave a comprehensive speech about this last month.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2018
Hillary and the former president are on a public event tour that she promoted on Twitter:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 20, 2018
Despite the fall in donations and speaking fees, Hillary is working hard to remain a public figure which is consistent with making another run for the White House.