The most talked-about possible presidential contender of 2016 dismissed questions about what role her wealth may play in the race, were she to run.
At a time of stark income inequality, Hillary Clinton has reportedly earned $5 million in speaking fee engagements in two years — since 2001, the Clintons have reportedly made more than 20 times that.
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The people “don’t see me as part of the problem,” She said in an interview published Sunday with the Guardian. “We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off.”
In the interview, Clinton also described the public's intense focus on the superficial aspects of political life for women.
“At a certain point, you say: ‘Forget it!’ You are who you, and you are either going to be successful in getting people to vote for you or you’re not,” she said.