Obama Climate Change Speech Earns $3.26 Million for Personal Foundation

Former president Barack Obama’s speech on climate change in Italy raised €3 million ($3.26m) in ticket sales for his personal foundation, according to a report from The Times.

Having travelled to Milan in a private jet, Obama settled into a presidential suite at the Park Hyatt hotel, costing roughly €8,400 a night.

Meanwhile, his entourage of security occupied two separate floors across the hotel, while his security detail required a convoy of 14 cars, a helicopter, and 300 extra police.

The event, which attracted 3500 people paying €850 a ticket, raised nearly €3 million, all of which will go to the Obama Foundation dedicated to “renewal and global progress.”

“When it comes to climate change, the hour is almost upon us,” Obama told the summit, urging the world to “set aside our parochial differences” to create a better planet for the world’s children.

“If we seize the future, there is nothing that we cannot do … I do not believe that this planet is condemned to ever-rising temperatures,” Obama said. “I believe these are problems that were caused by man and can be solved by man.”

Obama’s visit to Italy forms part of a series of speeches in which he defends his record in office and attempts to undermine the policies of the Trump administration. In an acceptance speech after receiving the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” award, Obama urged lawmakers to show “political courage” to save his landmark healthcare bill known as the Affordable Care Act.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The theme song for Obama and his little foundation should be Brett Strong’s MONEY THAT’S WHAT I WANT this song should also be for the various eco-wacko groups and their pet lawyers

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    G

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    Is this the same Obama who said this in 2010? :

    “We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

    I guess the key word in this phrase is where he says, “YOU’VE made enough money”…

    He earned over $14 million for his first three books, and bidding for his next deal (a package with Michelle) has run over $60 million. Meanwhile, he’s getting major six figures for a single speeches…

    As an American, I’m thankful that Obama is free to earn whatever his services legitimately command, but I do detect just a wee bit of leftist hypocrisy here…

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