Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted President Donald Trump, calling him a “fraud” for selling out middle-class voters to help Walls Street.
“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.’ Then suddenly, he appoints all these billionaires,” Sanders said.
Trump selected Goldman Sachs trader and hedge fund manager Steve Mnuchin, as his treasury secretary nominee; Wilbur Ross, a billionaire former banker, to lead the Commerce Department; and Gary Cohn, a top Goldman Sachs executive, to lead his National Economic Council.
Sanders blasted Trump’s Cabinet appointments saying they “directly contradict his pledge to re-institute the Glass-Steagall Act,” a regulation that separated commercial and investment banks, which was repealed under Bill Clinton.
Trump signed an executive order on Friday that sets seeks the abolition of US financial regulations. The White House also signaled a possible shake-up of the structure of financial regulators, especially the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“He is a good showman, I will give you that — he is a good TV guy,” Sanders said of Trump. “But I think he is going to sell out the middle class, the working class, of this country.”
“It is hard not to laugh to see President Trump alongside these Wall Street guys,” Sanders said.
Watch Sen. Sanders interview in the clip below: