Howard Dean Denies Hillary Did Paid Speeches, Gets Shot Down by MSNBC Producer

Dean Denies Hillary Did Paid Speeches, Gets Shot Down by MSNBC Producer

Howard DeanFormer Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean tried to claim on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday that Hillary Clinton had never received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from colleges, only to be shot down by the show’s executive producer later in the segment.

Host Mika Brzezinski first brought up Clinton’s speaking fees, asking whether they’d be a problem when it came to relating to college students. “These kids… will be strapped with $90,000 in debt or $120,000 in debt and she’s making $225,000 in one hour,” she pointed out.

But Dean took umbrage at that suggestion. “She’s not getting $225,000 for speeches in front of colleges,” he insisted.

“Yes, she is!” co-host Joe Scarborough said.

“No, she’s not,” Dean said obstinately. “Which colleges?”

“Howard, it’s a matter of record!” Scarborough said. “Alex, Google it and we’ll give him the answer in 10 seconds.”

A few minutes later, Morning Joe executive producer and beer-shotgunning expert Alex Korman cut in to read off what he had found: “UNLV in October of 2014, she got $225,000. Then a month later, UCLA, she got $300,000.”

To his credit, Dean admitted he was wrong. “I stand corrected,” he said. “I will humbly eat crow, Joe. Do you have a serving of crow?”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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