“Middle Class Joe” made millions in book deals & speeches, made up to $200K per speech

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Hill reports Joe Biden, who often remarks from the 2020 presidential campaign trail that he was once the poorest member of the U.S. Senate, has reportedly taken in millions of dollars since leaving the vice presidency, largely from book deals and speaking fees. 

The Post reported that public documents revealed Biden’s speaking fees sometimes cost as much as $200,000.

The former vice president, who has frequently referred to himself as “Middle-Class Joe,” gave a speech or appeared at a book event at least 65 times, according to the paper. Biden declined to take a fee in the least 10 of those instances, the outlet reported.

Biden hasn’t released his tax returns since 2016, though he has said he would release his current returns as part of his 2020 bid.

Read more at the Hill.

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