Former President Bill Clinton and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be speaking to hundreds of empty seats on the first day of their tour.
The Clintons are scheduled to kick off their speaking tour event, which is called “An Evening With The Clintons,” in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday evening.
Just hours before the start of the event, which will be held at the Scotiabank Arena, TicketMaster reveals that there are still hundreds of tickets that are available.
Look at all the blue dots, indicating tickets still available:
When the Clintons announced their 13-city speak tour, they marketed it as a “one of a kind conversation.”
“From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here,” the tour’s website reads.
And, based on the embarrassing ticket sales, it appears not many are interested.
On TicketMaster, ticket sales range from $53 to $434, which speaks volumes given the Clintons are famous for giving speeches that previously cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The former president was once paid $500,000 for giving a single speech in Russia.
The former secretary of state has also been paid tens of thousands of dollars for giving countless speeches in other countries and behind closed doors to Wall Street executives.
Aside from the humiliation of the former first family likely speaking to a half-empty arena, this has been a tough year for the Clintons bank account.
The Clinton Foundation has suffered a massive decrease in donations over a three-year period.
Financial documents from the foundation show that between 2014 and 2017, donations decreased by roughly 90 percent.
In 2015, the Clinton Foundation reported a jaw-dropping $182.5 million. The following year, it dipped to $134.4 million, but remained strong leading up to the presidential election.
But in 2017, after the former first lady suffered her embarrassing loss to President Donald Trump and was no longer in politics, donations to the foundation dropped to $22.8 million.
There are a variety of reasons for why the contributions to the Clinton Foundation are down 90 percent. But the most obvious explanation is that when they can’t play, no one wants to pay.