Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE hasn't stood up to Wall Street, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDe Blasio headed to Iowa to speak at political fundraiser Yes, spills happen — but pipelines are still the safest way to move oil Why sexual harassment discussions include lawmakers talking about Bill Clinton’s past MORE (I-Vt.) contended on Wednesday in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning joe."

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"Do I think Hillary Clinton or many other senators have shown the courage that is necessary to stand up the Wall Street power? The answer is no," Sanders in a response to a question about whether Clinton had provided cover for Wall Street.

"We need a president who now has the courage to stand up to the billionaire class and Wall Street," he said during the appearance

When co-host Joe Scarborough interjected a question about whether Clinton has the courage to stand up to the billionaire class, Sanders responded, "Well I'm running for president because I think not."

During another interview Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," the liberal challenger to Clinton brushed off the notion that he would be a weaker general-election candidate than Clinton against GOP rival Donald Trump.
 
His remarks come on the heels of his speech Tuesday focused on how he would change Wall Street as president. Clinton's campaign preemtively criticized him for not cracking down on the "shadow banking" industry.
 
Sanders is trailing Clinton in polls among Democratic voters but could have a chance of winnning New Hampshire. He also told ABC that he has a "real good shot" at winning the first caucuses in Iowa next month, where Clinton has led in recent polls.