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Bernie Sanders Slams Trump Over Wall Street Connections: 'This Guy Is a Fraud'

'This guy ran for president of the United States saying, 'I, Donald Trump, I’m going to take on Wall Street... And then, suddenly, he appoints all these billionaires,' says the Vermont Senator.

Senator Bernie Sanders interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN.
Senator Bernie Sanders interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN. Screen grab

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed President Donald Trump on CNN over the White House's latest moves to repeal Dodd-Frank and deregulate Wall Street.

“You know, it is hard not to laugh to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys. I have to say this, Jake. And I don’t mean to be disrespectful. This guy is a fraud," Sanders told Jake Tapper.

“This guy ran for president of the United States saying, ‘I, Donald Trump, I’m going to take on Wall Street. These guys are getting away with murder. And then, suddenly, he appoints all these billionaires. His major financial adviser comes from Goldman Sachs. And now he is going to dismantle legislation that protects consumers.”

CNN

Sanders has long been a critic of Wall Street and during his own unsuccessful presidential campaign criticized his rival Hillary Clinton for her ties to Wall Street and big banks. At the same time, Sanders and Trump had been seen as sharing common ground in their criticism of Wall Street and establishment politics' connection to the financial industry - a critique Sanders is now using to attack Trump.