Hillary Criticizes High CEO Pay, Charges $300K Per Speech
During a speech at an Iowa community college last week, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took aim at high CEO pay and income inequality.
"I think it's fair to say that as you look across the country, the deck is still stacked in favor of those already at the top. And there's something wrong with that. There's something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the typical worker," Clinton said.
But Clinton actually makes more than top CEOs, at least by one measure, Maria Bartiromo said on "Fox and Friends."
"The truth is that Hillary Clinton makes $300,000 per speech," Bartiromo revealed, noting that Clinton's speaking engagements typically last just an hour.
Bartiromo acknowledged that CEOs have very high salaries, but she pointed out that Clinton's exorbitant speech fee means that she makes more per hour than even the highest paid CEOs.
"There is a broader public out there that is saying, 'We'd really rather [have] more integrity and more honesty," Bartiromo said. "It doesn't add up."
Watch the "Fox and Friends" clip above.
Catch Maria Bartiromo weekdays at 9a ET on "Opening Bell" on Fox Business Network and Sunday at 10a ET on "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox News Channel.
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