Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted that Bernie Sanders would ‘ruin our economy,’ and was immediately blasted by the Simpleminded Socialist Bernie Bro Twitter mob.
Former Goldman Sachs CEO Billionaire Lloyd Blankfein tweeted that Bernie Sanders is “just as polarizing as Donald Trump, but unlike the President, Bernie Sanders will “ruin [the American] economy and doesn’t care about [the American] military,
Blankfein also added “If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around.”
"He'll ruin our economy" – Guy who ruined our economy pic.twitter.com/0VS2hqi1Xi
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) February 12, 2020
Bernie Bros Twitter Mob Activate!
Blankfein’s tweet was, of course, riled up Bernie Sanders’ Twitter mob who immediately bombarded him with their delusional liberal logic.
Of course, not one of these delusional Democrat dimwits explained how we’re going to pay for all of Bernie’s ‘Free, NOT Free‘ giveaways.
Greedy billionaires who profit off peoples’ suffering and don’t pay their fair share are divisive, LLOYD.
Stay mad tho ?
— Woobie?No War On Iran (@WoobieTuesday) February 12, 2020
How do you feel about murdering Yemeni Children?https://t.co/IWGeH7snLr
— Esha ? (@eshaLegal) February 12, 2020
still mad he listed you as a direct example of corporate greed huh
— Barento (@RazLPL) February 12, 2020
— ? Beth ? (@FaerieWhings) February 12, 2020
You and your fellow Wall St oligarchs crashed our economy and got bailed out. You’re not a credible voice on what’s best for our economy. https://t.co/VYeNAdhazi
— Kai Newkirk #NotMeUs (@kai_newkirk) February 12, 2020
Of course, that last tweet forgot to mention it was Obama and the Democrats who did all the bailing out.
This isn’t Sanders and Blankfein first Twitter Feud
In 2019, when Bernie Sanders suggested that corporate stock buybacks should be limited, the pair got into an unpleasant back-and-forth on Twitter.
Blankfein argued that stock buybacks would allow investors to reinvest in “higher growth businesses that boost the economy and jobs,” while Sanders said that spending money on them instead of increasing wages for workers just “increased the wealth of billionaires like [Blankfein].”
Lloyd Blankfein, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, is correct that the money from stock buybacks “doesn't vanish.” It increases the wealth of billionaires like him. Instead of making the very rich even richer, how about increasing wages for American workers. Is that a bad idea? https://t.co/FpIGQW9IZC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 5, 2019
Blankfein’s tenure as CEO of Goldman was far from innocent .
Blankfein steered the investment bank into taking advantage of the 2008 financial crisis.
Goldman Sachs made incredible amounts of money by betting against mortgages, then lied to investors about it, and was eventually forced to pay $5.1 billion in damages for their role.