Former First Lady Michelle Obama described herself as America’s “forever First Lady” on Wednesday as she addressed a crowd of high school students at a College Signing Day in Philadelphia, Breitbart reports.
Obama, 54, told a crowd of over 8,000 high school seniors at Temple University in Philadelphia that she, as the “forever first lady,” and the nation is counting on them to succeed.
“We need you all to be successful… We have such high hopes for you. See, I am not one of those doubters. I know that you have everything it takes to succeed. I know you are me, and if I can be standing here as your forever first lady, then you can do anything you put your mind to.”
It’s Obama’s fifth time celebrating a College Signing Day event, a project she started in 2014 when she and President Barack Obama were still in the White House. This year, celebrity guests included Robert DeNiro, Zendaya, Camila Cabello, Rebel Wilson and Bradley Cooper, according to Time.
Michelle Obama for a speaking engagement, you should expect to pay around $200,000.
Rough speaking fees for former presidents who are on the circuit:
- Bill Clinton: $250,000 (raised his fee to match Hillary’s when hers went up after she was SecState)
- George W. Bush: $200,000
- Barack Obama: $400,000
Note: These are averages — it’s more if speech is overseas; less if it’s local.
Bonus scoop: Michelle Obama books for $200,000.
Double bonus: Hard to imagine Hillary not going back out — if not for the money, for the people, attention and crowds. It’s not good to lower your “fee,” but that doesn’t mean she won’t accept lower offers, Axios reports.
Shortly after leaving the White House in January, the Barack and Michelle inked a reported $60 million book deal, acquired high-powered lawyers, began planning the Barack’s presidential center and library that will be in Chicago, and gained representation by The Harry Walker Agency. The esteemed agency also represents Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Talk about the fleecing of America and the people, these people should be in the deepest and darkest dungeon we can build.
If they truly cared at all, about “We The People” then they would not suck America dry as the civilians suffer, financially, medically and it is just getting worse every day.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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