Sanders Laughs at Idea He’s Causing Stocks to Tumble
Bernie Sanders had a quick laugh after a Wall Street executive accused him of causing the markets to slip up.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Sanders laughed at Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman’s claim that he had caused the stock market to plummet.
“The reason that I am laughing is that I fully admit to having a big ego, like many other politicians,” Sanders said. “But the idea that Bernie Sanders’ candidacy, because that it has growing support all over this country, is unsettling world markets, is absolutely absurd.”
“Wall Street’s greed and recklessness and illegal behavior drove this economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Millions of people lost their homes, their life savings, and their jobs. And, yes, I believe that we have to break up the major financial institutions. We have to re-establish Glass-Stegall,” Sanders said.
He added: “And that we are now gaining the attention of Wall Street tells me that our campaign is doing very well.”
Sanders also brushed off the endorsements that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has picked up in recent weeks — including the support of the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s biggest newspaper, just ahead of the state’s February 1 caucuses.
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