Ralph Nader said Friday that 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 seems “more authentic” on Wall Street than fellow Democratic presidential candidate 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.

“I think a lot of people see that Bernie Sanders is more authentic in saying what he means and meaning what he says,” he said told host Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria."

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“It’s the usual difference between political rhetoric and political deed,” added Nader, who sought the White House five times under three different political party affiliations.

Nader argued that Clinton does not seem transparent the longer she keeps details of her paid speeches for Wall Street’s major financial firms private.

“She’s got to release whatever tapes and transcripts there are of those meetings,” he said. "Why is she keeping it secret? Maybe it’s because she was reassuring these groups that what she’s going to do on the campaign trail is quite different than what she would do if she ever got in office."

“She supported a lot of concessions to these industries by [former President] Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton distributes relief supplies in Puerto Rico In Washington and Hollywood, principle is sad matter of timing Mika Brzezinski: Bill Clinton needs to apologize or stop talking MORE,” he added. "She wasn’t very forthcoming in the Senate on these issues.”

Nader added that the GOP presidential primary deserved the same media vetting, singling out Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE’s business background.

“Donald Trump brags about his business acumen and success, but he has not released his voluminous tax returns,” he said. "I think he’s delaying and delaying."

“You don’t have to legally, but if you’re going to brag about business success as an asset to go to the White House, you better tell people in thousands of pages over the years what you’ve been doing,” Nader added.

“I think that’s a very, very important thing for the press to demand. It can’t be dragged down to the level of grunts and slurs and attacks in the Republican camp."