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Chelsea Clinton got $65,000 for UMKC speech, newspaper says

Chelsea Clinton; Bill Clinton
Chelsea Clinton; Bill Clinton Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The University of Missouri-Kansas City paid Chelsea Clinton $65,000 for a speech there last year, the Washington Post reports.

UMKC wanted Hillary Clinton, the newspaper reported, citing emails obtained through a Sunshine Law request. But the former secretary of state wanted $275,000 for the appearance.

Too steep for UMKC’s blood, apparently. Chelsea Clinton was more affordable. UMKC spokesman John Martellaro told the Post the fee was paid using private donations.

The Post says Clinton’s fee went to the Clinton Foundation, not in her pocket.

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