Bernie Sanders Has a Message for Disenchanted Trump Voters
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivered a fiery joint rally on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The object of their scorn? Trump's new National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn.
"[Trump said] we are going to send the special interests packing, and we are going to once again have a government of the people and for the people," Sanders reminded attendees.
Sanders is now calling on Trump voters to hold the billionaire they elected accountable.
"The truth is, [Trump told] very, very cynical lies appealing to working families all over the country: draining the swamp, taking on Wall Street," he said. "But the reality is today that he has more billionaires in his administration than any president in American history."
Gary Cohn is one of several Goldman Sachs alumni in Trump's cabinet. Prior to joining the administration, he received a $285 million severance package—a detail that was not lost on the Vermont senator.
"Goldman Sachs got a $10 billion bailout," Sanders recalled. "Virtually every major Wall Street institution ended up paying over collectively over $200 billion in fines and settlement fees to the federal government for illegal activity since 2009, yet [not one Wall Street executive] was prosecuted and sent to jail."