Hillary Clinton is set to embark on a book-signing tour to promote her upcoming memoir but if you’re interested in attending an event, be prepared to shell out some serious cash.
The former Democratic presidential nominee will kick off her tour next month to promote “What Happened,” her new book chronicling the election that she lost to President Trump which is set for release on Sept. 12. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced the first 15 cities of the book tour earlier this week.
— David Burke (@ConservativeTht) August 31, 2017
A “VIP platinum ticket” for her Sept. 28 appearance in Toronto will cost $2,375.95, or $3,000 in Canadian dollars, and provide two front-row seats, a photo with Clinton backstage and a signed book, according to Fox News. The same VIP ticket is being offered for Clinton’s upcoming appearances in Montreal and Vancouver as well.
Although general admission tickets are available, the $70.49 version for Clinton’s lecture in Toronto have already sold out. Tickets for an Oct. 3 appearance in Broward, Fla. range from $50 to $375 each while VIP tickets for a Nov. 1 event in New York are going for $750.
“It is standard for high-profile authors to do book tours that sell tickets to events, but Clinton’s tour takes it to a new level of greed,” an industry source told Fox News. “This pay-for-access has all the political wisdom of doing another round of private speeches for Goldman Sachs, but as her book tour makes clear, at this point in her career all she cares about is cashing in.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson admitted that this was the first time he’d heard of an author who charged people for the opportunity to be charged to purchase their book. He noted, during “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday that the $125 cost to see Clinton in New York City was comparable to a purchasing a ticket to a Broadway show.
Canadian author and political commentator Mark Steyn agreed with Carlson assessment and pointed out that New York City ticket holders might get a “restricted view of a full chorus of Macedonian content farmers dancing behind her, explaining why she lost the election.”
Steyn was referring to Clinton once blaming “fake news sites” in the Balkan nation for her election loss.
Referring back to the nearly $2,400 Toronto ticket price, Steyn said that there are “Saudi princes and Sudanese warlords” who are upset with Clinton’s “bargain-basement” cost to meet her.
“That’s bargain basement prices for a meet and greet,” Steyn said, speaking as the Saudis or Sudanese. “I had to pay four million dollars to the Clinton Foundation and sit through a speech on Diarrhea in Africa from Chelsea [Clinton] before I could meet with Hillary Clinton.”
The Toronto event ticket prices are “a hell of a steal,” he added.
Steyn also noted that the press release announcing the Toronto appearance reportedly promised that the former secretary of state will be “surprisingly funny” at the more-intimate event in Canada.
“I found the election to be surprisingly funny,” he quipped.
Even MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” took a shot at Clinton for the plan to charge people steep prices in order to see her and purchase “What Happened.”
“Well, the good news is that Hillary Clinton is finally coming to Wisconsin on her book tour,” conservative commentator Charlie Sykes said on Thursday.
“Oh, that’s good!” Joe Scarborough sarcastically responded. “How much is she charging?”
Mika Brzezinski clarified that, “No actually, I think there’s a charge.”
“Oh yeah, it’s–I won’t be able to afford it,” Sykes concluded. “But at least she was able to find Wisconsin, at least she was able to find the upper Midwest.”
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