Ex-Goldman CEO Blankfein issues warning about Bernie Sanders

Ex-Goldman CEO Blankfein issues warning about Bernie Sanders

Lloyd Blankfein, the former chief executive officer at finance giant Goldman Sachs, took to Twitter late Tuesday to warn Democrats about the perils of nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders as their 2020 standard-bearer.

The tweet came shortly after Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, won the New Hampshire, edging out Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Blankfein, who supported Hillary Clinton back in 2016, echoed the concerns of many moderate Democrats about the 78-year-old’s electability and how the country’s economy would react to some of his policies.

“If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US,” he tweeted, referencing the Russian interference in 2016. “Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military. If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around.”

The Brooklyn-born businessman, who rose through the ranks at the famed company, criticized Trump in the past, but he has also given the president credit. One one occasion he called Trump’s tariff hikes aimed at China an “effective negotiating tool.”

The ex-banker appears to be far from a Trump supporter. In 2018, there was a solar eclipse and Blankfein tweeted that he wished the moon “wasn’t the only thing casting a shadow across the country.”

Source: Fox News

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