In the most bizarre series of events, former President Barack Obama gave a speech on environmentalism whilst simultaneously using the most environmentally damaging modes of transport to get there. He not only took a private jet to Italy (where the speech was being held), but he also engaged a motorcade of 14 heavy fuel cars to take him to and from the event. Oh, and a helicopter.
But patrons don’t really care about the environment, their €850 tickets were nothing more than a way to supply Obama with cash for his campaign war chest. Many of the tickets were bought by companies seeking influence and then just handed out to random staffers.
The $3.26 million dollars raised will go directly to the Obama Foundation which, in his own words, is dedicated to “renewal and global progress.” Essential, the Global Progress means Globalist objectives, and multi-national companies are very happy to pay.
The true test as to whether this is a “Globalist Conspiracy” is to see where the money will eventually end up. If it goes to OfA (Organizing for Action), a group that has 250 offices nationwide, 30,000 staffers, is headed by former Obama -man, Eric Holder, and is basically just an anti-Trump protest group paid for by the Democrats, then we can be pretty sure that our fears are real. What do you think?
Former president Barack Obama’s speech on climate change in Italy raised €3 million ($3.26m) in ticket sales for his personal foundation, according to a report from The Times.
Having travelled to Milan in a private jet, Obama settled into a presidential suite at the Park Hyatt hotel, costing roughly €8,400 a night. Meanwhile, his entourage of security occupied two separate floors across the hotel, while his security detail required a convoy of 14 cars, a helicopter, and 300 extra police.
The event, which attracted 3500 people paying €850 a ticket, raised nearly €3 million, all of which will go to the Obama Foundation dedicated to “renewal and global progress.”
“When it comes to climate change, the hour is almost upon us,” Obama told the summit, urging the world to “set aside our parochial differences” to create a better planet for the world’s children.
“If we seize the future, there is nothing that we cannot do … I do not believe that this planet is condemned to ever-rising temperatures,” Obama said. “I believe these are problems that were caused by man and can be solved by man.”
Obama’s visit to Italy forms part of a series of speeches in which he defends his record in office and attempts to undermine the policies of the Trump administration. In an acceptance speech after receiving the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” award, Obama urged lawmakers to show “political courage” to save his landmark healthcare bill known as the Affordable Care Act.
In April, Obama agreed to a $400,000 speaking fee to give a speech at the prominent Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.
Responding to the news, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), widely tipped as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, said she was “troubled” by the revelation, adding that money is the “snake that slithers through Washington” that “ultimately undermines democracy.”