Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWasserman Schultz to Sanders: Dems are already a grassroots party Comey: FBI is 'not on anybody's side' White House extends Obama executive order on cyber threats MORE hasn't stood up to Wall Street, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Morning Joe' co-host: We got into Trump's head Petition calls for Melania Trump to move to White House or pay NY security costs In California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age 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.