Mnuchin and Blankfein say Bernie Sanders would 'ruin' U.S. economy
Blankfein, who was the chairman of Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs (GS.N) during the financial crisis, tweeted the criticism about Sanders as the U.S. senator from Vermont led the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night.
“Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military,” Blankfein wrote. He also alleged that Russia would be supporting Sanders.
Blankfein, who supported presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, has criticized the “wealth tax” proposal floated by Sanders and Warren. The policy would be “completely unworkable,” he said in November, because it would require annual assessments of the value of an individual’s estate.
Sanders and rival Democratic contender Senator Elizabeth Warren have made fixing the country’s wealth inequality a focus of their presidential campaigns.