The former president joksed that Sanders’ rhetoric encourages supporters to “shoot every third person on Wall Street.”
Former President Bill Clinton has again upped the ante in the rhetorical battle between his wife and competitor Bernie Sanders ahead of the April 19 New York primary.
“One of the few things I really haven’t enjoyed about this primary: I think it’s fine that all these young students have been so enthusiastic for her opponent and (Sanders) sounds so good: ‘Just shoot every third person on Wall Street and everything will be fine,'” Clinton said at an event in Fort Washington, New York on Friday, according to CNN.
Clinton was accusing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders of using violent rhetoric against the wealthy in his campaign against his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He went on to say that the fact that fewer people working in the U.S.’ financial center was proof that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations were working. Clinton then said that the “inequality problem is rooted in the shareholder-first mentality and the absence of training for the jobs of tomorrow,” dismissing much of Sanders’ critiques of Wall Street. Clinton has since said that it was nothing more than a joke.