Kellyanne Conway Mocks Hillary Clinton's Speaking Fees for Being Too Low

Proving that the 2016 election will never officially die, Kellyanne Conway mocked Hillary Clinton over paid speeches on Friday morning while appearing on Fox News. This time, though, the Trump surrogate and counselor needled the former of secretary of state over pulling in a paltry "$25,000" for a speaking gig.

The Fox & Friends hosts asked Conway what she thought of Clinton's recent speech about gender in politics, playing a mashup of the former Democratic nominee talking about how she was "really struck" by people telling her to "go away, go away" after losing the 2016 election.

"They never said that to any man who was not elected," Clinton says in the clip played for Conway. After telling the hosts she "didn't know" Clinton would be a topic of conversation, Conway calls Clinton "wrong." Her remarks also come as eagle-eyed Twitter users note her husband's frequent criticisms against Donald Trump.

"Hillary Clinton is still talking about her, and an election that happened a year and a half ago," Conway said. "I also took note that it was publicly reported that she got about $25,000 for that speech. Woo! She used to get 10 times that folks, 10 times that. She was giving speeches before she lost her second presidential election."

The speaking fee is certainly lower than Clinton has commanded in the past. Her trips around the paid-speech circuit have netted her tens of millions of dollars, with many engagements collecting between $200,000 and $275,000 a pop, according to financial disclosure forms. But Clinton has also been known to lower the cost of some engagements or wave them completely.

Clinton was asked to appear at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss "her path-breaking political career and her singular role in shaping women's political history," the university said. The talk, held on March 29, was paid for out of an endowment and not tuition or state aid.

When announcing the speaking engagement, Ruth Mandel, Eagleton's director, said it would give university students an opportunity to speak with "the most important American political woman of our time."

Conway, meanwhile, has been touring the talking head circuit and working in the White House since helping Trump win the election. In January, she turned heads on CNN when she remarked that "No one talks about Hillary Clinton."

"We don't care about her. Nobody here talks about her.… I promise you," Conway told CNN's Chris Cuomo in January. That same day, Trump gave a speech in which he reportedly brought up Clinton. The president also tweeted about his onetime opponent and the election 268 times during his first year in office. He's done better in 2018: So far, the president has tweeted about Clinton at least 29 times, or once every few days on average.

During her spot on Fox & Friends, Conway differentiated between Clinton and past failed candidates. According to Conway, the men were "more gracious" about their defeats.

"The only conversation she's having these days is about her and the 2016 election," Conway said, while once again speaking about Clinton and the 2016 election.

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