Even as criticism poured in after Barack Obama agreed to a $400,000 fee for a speech to Wall Street bank Cantor Fitzgerald, the former president was at it again.
“Obama made another $400,000 on Thursday when he appeared at the A+E Networks advertising upfront at The Pierre Hotel,” The New York Post reports. “He was interviewed over 90 minutes at the Midtown Manhattan event by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in front of the cable network’s advertisers.”
“At the A+E event, Obama got a standing ovation when he entered the room,” The Post reports. “Asked about what he missed most about the White House, he said it was sitting on the Truman Balcony on summer nights and gazing at the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, a source in attendance said.”
A+E chief Nancy Dubuc hosted the event, organized by A+E Networks’ History Channel and billed as a History Makers lunch.
The report notes that Obama “told the crowd that in his three months out of office, he has not yet been behind the wheel of a car and he’s learning how to use the coffee machine in the Obamas’ new home in Washington, DC.”