Buck Has a Field Day Speculating Why Clinton Foundation Donations Plummeted

According to the New York Post, donations to the Clinton Foundation fell by 37 percent in 2014, before Hillary announced her candidacy. They went from $172 million to $108 million. Now why would donations dramatically drop just as Hillary Clinton left the nonprofit to pursue her running for president of the United States.

"Why would the money for the foundation start to go down at that point in time, unless, well, they were concerned that it would look bad. Remember, they said they were going to stop, at a certain point, taking foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Which, why stop, if it was always okay? You can't have it both ways," Buck Sexton said, filling in for Glenn Monday on the radio program.

In addition to donations going down, revenues from speeches also dropped from $3.6 million to $357,500.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

BUCK: Buck Sexton in for Glenn today. You can follow me on Facebook at Facebook.com/BuckSexton. Also, go to TheBlaze.com/Buck-Sexton.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation, let's talk about that for a second, just because it will be kind of fun. A lot of us were thinking during the whole election that it was so, so obvious. It was so obvious that the Clinton Foundation was the front of a charity. But, you know, that was the front of the house. But the rest of it was really a giant slush fund for the Clinton brand, to pay Clinton cronies, as a means of creating a sort of giant side business of these Clinton speeches that are all tied into the foundation donors.

The New York Post here has the donations to the Clinton Foundation fell by 37 percent in 2014, before Hillary announced, from 108 million, down from 172 million. So that happened as Hillary Clinton left the nonprofit in 2015 and then went on with her candidacy, which, as we know, did not work. But also revenue the Clintons brought in from speeches went from 357,500 down from 3.6 million.

So there were some drop-offs. But now people would say, "Well, Buck, look, see, she was running for office, and they didn't want there to be conflicts of interest."

Well, why would the money for the foundation start to go down at that point in time, unless, well, they were concerned that it would look bad -- remember, they said they were going to stop -- at a certain point, they were going to stop taking foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation. Which, why stop, if it was always okay? You can't have it both ways.

The real -- the rubber meets the road on this one, you'll have something to talk about when we see -- what would it be? Fiscal 2016 looks like for the Clinton Foundation and for speeches given by the Clintons. Because if all of a sudden Bill is like giving you like 50 percent -- you know, it's like you can get two-for-one, fly me out to wherever. I mean, Pyongyang, I'm here for you.

If it's a two-for-one situation with Bill Clinton speeches and Hillary speeches, if they drop 50 percent in value or even more, won't we all know then -- we already know, but won't that be proof to anybody who is of reasonable sound mind on these issues, won't that be proof that this was all a giant scam, all along? Won't we then know that you don't leave the presidency as Bill Clinton did and then all of a sudden your speeches get dramatically more valuable as your wife becomes Secretary of State just 'cause. Just 'cause.

Quite a coincidence, isn't it? That people were so much more interested and showed that interest with wads of cash. Quite a coincidence that they were able to amass a fortune through giving speeches of over $100 million, some estimate $150 million. That's a lot of money. That's a lot of money without offering a product.

And if all of a sudden, those speeches are much -- they're not going to be zero -- there will still be corporations that will pay -- but you'll see, I think, I'll make a prediction here, it will fall in line with what other former heads of state make, which is still a crazy amount of money for some of these places. But you're not going to get $800,000 a speech, as Bill did.

I mean, it was a really good speech.

You're going to get more like 100 or 150, which to you and me, it's like, this is amazing. I'd give a speech or two a year and call it a day, spend the rest of the time on the beach.

But that would show, wouldn't it? That would prove what we alleged all along. We will see now -- the market will speak in a sense. Because what the market was rewarding before was not how brilliant Hillary and Bill Clinton were, it was rewarding this scheme that they had created, which was really just a giant highway, an avenue of access to the most powerful corridors of government, via the Clinton Foundation as the alibi for all this cash flowing through. It muddied the waters. It made it more difficult. It made it seem like what was going on here was creating a better world for all of us, when in reality, it was creating a vast empire of patronage and of self-enrichment for Hillary, Bill Clinton, and the whole Clinton -- the whole Clinton family.

I don't want to lose sight of that, because I think given this election -- given that so many of us were wrong about who was going to win and where all of this was going, I think it's fair for you and for me to look at what happens with the Clinton Foundation and say, "At least we saw that for what it was." Because I would be willing to he make quite a a bet that you will see a market drop-off in vast donations to the Clinton Foundation, from certain individuals. There will still be money coming in. There will still be some charity. I get it. But it will drop real fast.

But the speeches -- I want to know when the next Bill Clinton $800,000 30-minute engagement is. I want to see when that happens. I think they may even decide they're not giving speeches for money period, because it would be so obvious that once they start giving these speeches, the price drops dramatically. They were really running a huge scam, selling the Secretary of State's office. What a surprise.

Featured Image: Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton speaks during the Plenary Session: Girl, Uninterrupted: Increasing Opportunity During Adolescence at the Clinton Global Initiative September, 20, 2016 in New York. (Photo Credit: BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

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"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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