Socialist Bernie Sanders appeared as a guest on CBS and was asked what he thought about Obama taking $400,000 for a Wall Street speech. He was careful to remind everyone that Obama is his friend, but he wasn’t too happy about him getting cozy with big money interests.
Friendly reminder: Bernie Sanders purchased a new beach house right after he dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
CBS: “President Obama is going to speak at an event here in New York, a Wall Street investment bank for a $400,000 fee. You were critical of Hillary Clinton for taking money like that. What do you say about President Obama making an even larger fee?”
Bernie Sanders: “Look, President Obama is a friend of mine…I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this….Wall Street has tremendous power and I wish the President would not be giving a speech like this.”
And of course Bernie Sanders had to bring up the Trump administration and Financial Advisor, Gary Cohn who is the former president of Goldman Sachs, but he had no problem with Obama whose cabinet was pure Wall Street.