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Former President Barack Obama reportedly agreed to give a lucrative speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald LP. 

But many are now pointing back to the 44th president’s harsh criticism of the financial industry, including calling Wall Street bankers “fat cats.”

Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino broke the story, reporting that Obama’s speaking fee will be $400,000, nearly twice as much as Hillary Clinton received for similar appearances.

Gasparino said Obama has agreed to be the keynote speaker on health care at an event in September.

A spokesman for the former president didn’t return a call for comment; a spokeswoman for Cantor said the firm is not in a position to comment just yet, but would not deny that Obama has agreed to speak to the firm and at the $400,000 fee, he reported.

On “Fox & Friends,” Kristin Tate, author of “Government Gone Wild,” said the speech would be the “height of hypocrisy” after his harsh criticism of Wall Street.

“It’s all about personal gain for Obama,” she said, adding it’s not surprising for a politician to “cash out” after they’re out of office.

“But Democrats end up looking more hypocritical than Republicans because it’s the Democrats who constantly rail against greedy, rich bankers and rich business people,” said Tate.

On “Your World,” Gasparino and Neil Cavuto both questioned why the mainstream media isn’t focusing on this story.

Cavuto held up copies of the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, noting there was no story in any of the publications following Gasparino’s report the day before.

Watch the segments above. 


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