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Bill Clinton Says He's "Taken Almost No Capital Gains In 15 Years" — Here's What The Returns Show

"I give 10% of my revenue off the top every year to the foundation, and Hillary in the year she was there gave 17," former President Clinton told NBC News.

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Former President Bill Clinton said he's "taken almost no capital gains" in the last 15 years in an interview with the Today Show on Monday in which he defended the Clinton Foundation.

"I give 10% of my revenue off the top every year to the foundation, and Hillary in the year she was there gave 17," former President Clinton told NBC News.

"Over the last 15 years, I've taken almost no capital gains and I've given 10% away."

The tax returns from 2000-2006, however, which are publicly available online, show during that period the Clintons made nearly $400,000 in capital gains.

A request for clarification if Clinton meant he'd given his capital gains money away or if he simply hadn't made any money off capital gains in the last 15 years was not immediately returned by his spokesman.

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The Clintons haven't always made capital gains. In 2003 they reported a loss of $3,000. In 2002 they reported a loss of about $2,500. In 2001 they reported no capital gains income.

Here's the whole NBC News piece:

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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