Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton addressed questions surrounding her relationship Wall Street and if that would affect her ability to regulate the financial sector.
“The real question underneath this is OK, if you take money from Wall Street, can you regulate Wall Street?” Clinton asked. “Well, Barack Obama took more money from Wall Street than any candidate who’s ever run for president. Turned around, passed and signed the Dodd-Frank bill. So, I think you should be judged on what you’ve done.”
Brzezinski went on to ask if Clinton could assure the public she didn’t say anything in those speeches that would “undermine” that pledge to be tough on Wall Street.
“Absolutely, absolutely,” she replied. “Absolutely, and besides, I’m on the public record. I told them what I’m going to do. I said I’m going to go after big banks that pose a systemic risk. I want you to hold me accountable for that because I will do that exactly,” Clinton said.
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