The first lady’s first year of the Obama administration saw an uptick in charity giving, as well as donations from the public, but it’s not exactly the type of high-profile work that the Clintons are known for.
Hillary Clinton has been criticized for the “dumbest” fundraising efforts in her entire career, and has received some criticism for the White House’s fundraising, too.
The New York Times reported in February that the White National Fund, which Clinton set up, had received $100 million in donations and $50 million in grants, but the Clintons’ efforts had been criticized, too, and they were unable to secure additional grants.
The Clintons were also criticized for a lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina and the loss of life.
The charity, the Clintons said at the time, had spent $1.7 billion and was ready to spend another $1 billion in disaster relief efforts, but they had been overwhelmed by the crisis.
The foundation, which had also raised millions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief, also raised questions about its fundraising practices, the New York Post reported.
But the Clintons didn’t have to worry about the criticism that was coming.
With Hurricane Katrina still fresh in the public eye, they were able to raise millions of donations for relief efforts in New Orleans and in Florida.
The first family, and millions of other Americans, have been thankful that Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were able get the country back on track.
The Clinton Foundation is now officially an “ongoing, bipartisan initiative.”
The foundation has raised millions for relief and recovery efforts in Haiti and other countries, as it’s been able to expand its reach and reach beyond the Clintons to the entire country.
The president’s legacy is also looking up in the polls.
The latest polls show the former president’s approval rating in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
While most Americans have little to no faith in the Clintons, the president is now viewed favorably by almost four-in-ten Americans, and Clinton’s approval ratings have risen in each of the past two years.
In addition, more Americans now approve of the way Clinton has handled the Clinton Foundation and its donations compared to when he was in office.
“The Clintons have been a good partner for the United States government,” said Andrew S. Schorr, assistant director of the Quinnipia polling institute.
“We are hopeful that the public is ready to give them a chance to go forward.”