Bernie Sanders speaks after New Hampshire primary

Daniel Fowler
February 16, 2020

For good measure, he suggested that Sanders was such a weak candidate, Russians seeking to throw the US election would be wise to support him. Add to the list of NYC feuds: Vermont Sen. He and Pete Buttigieg, who has accepted campaign funding from wealthy donors on Wall Street, are now leading the Democratic presidential primary delegate count after Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Blankfein tweeted that (Brooklyn native) Sanders would "ruin our economy". "If I am Russian, I am going with Sanders this time round", the previous Wall Avenue titan tweeted.

Lloyd Blankfein, the former chief executive of Goldman Sachs, took to Twitter on Tuesday to warn Democrats about the dangers of nominating Bernie Sanders as their 2020 presidential candidate.

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Mr. Blankfein, a registered Democrat, supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and has donated to Republicans in the past. Blankfein argued that stock buybacks would allow investors to reinvest in "higher growth businesses that boost the economy and jobs", while Sanders said that spending money on them instead of increasing wages for workers just "increased the wealth of billionaires like [Blankfein]".

Blankfein, who retired from Goldman in 2018, responded in a CNBC interview, saying: "To personalise it, it has the potential to be a unsafe moment, not just for Wall Street, not just for the people particularly targets but for anybody who is a little bit out of line".

Following his win within the New Hampshire major final night time, Sanders has emerged because the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face President Donald Trump in November's election.

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