Bernie Sanders: Corporations ‘Ain’t Going To Like Me’

Bernie Sanders speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Bernie Sanders says there is one group who won’t be feeling “the Bern” if he wins the WhiteHouse: corporate America.

“The CEOs of large multinationals may like Hillary. They ain’t going to like me,” Sanders said. “And Wall Street is going to like me even less. And the reason for that is we’ve got to deal with the elephant in the room, which is the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street. “

When asked if corporate America should love Hillary Clinton, Clinton jokingly responded “everybody should.”

After Sanders’ response, however, Clinton went on to explain she was hardly a puppet of the uber rich.

“Look, I have said, I want to be the president for the struggling, the striving, and the suessful. I want to make sure the wealthy pay their fair share, which they have not been doing,” Clinton said.

She added that she wanted to ensure that millionaires have to pay 30 percent tax rates, but she also said that it was important businesses have room to be successful in an effort to create jobs.

“I want to be a partner with the private sector. I’m particularly keen on creating jobs in small business,” Clinton said. “My dad was a small businessman, a really small business. I want to do more to help incentivize and create more small businesses. So if people who are in the private sector know what I stand.”

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