Clearly, Obama has something to HIDE. Evident in the fact that his team just threatened to cancel a taxpayer-funded speech if the details of his contract agreement are released to the public. I smell something fishy here.
What’s in that contract that Obama is willing to just throw hundreds of thousands of dollars out the window? Or maybe, he doesn’t intend to return that money?
Despite efforts to keep the media in the dark, JydskeVestkyn estimates Obama will rake in up to two million kroner, or $312,000, for partaking in the event.
The University of Southern Denmark anticipates that Obama’s visit will “boost” the university’s prestige.
“SDU is an international university with a strong vision. We wish to break down barriers and mold the future. We are convinced that President Barack Obama’s visit will give us a tremendous boost,” said Henrik Dam, the university’s vice-chancellor.
he event has already sparked criticism from citizens of Denmark’s Kolding Municipality, which is providing 750,000 kroner, or $117,000, in taxpayer funds to support the behind-closed-doors event titled “A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”
Kolding currently faces a deficit of 100 million kroner in its next year’s budget. The town’s mayor, Jørn Pedersen, justified using taxpayer dollars to fund Obama’s invite-only talk, claiming the event is effectively a marketing opportunity for the town, according to Danish news outlet JydskeVestkysten.
“At this event, current and future leaders will have an opportunity to experience President Obama first hand. Everyone can expect to be inspired. And we have every reason to be proud,” Kolding Mayor Jørn Pedersen said.
But Pedersen said he has been kept in the dark by the event’s organizers regarding the total cost of hosting Obama’s talk.