Ralph Nader said Friday that Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders set for clash with Trump’s budget pick Democrats vie for chance to take on Trump as California governor Overnight Finance: Trump takes US out of Pacific trade deal | WH says Trump has left his businesses | Lobbyists expect boom times MORE seems “more authentic” on Wall Street than fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMore Californians than ever want to secede from US Sorry, American journalists: Canada is no press freedom paradise Sanders set for clash with Trump’s budget pick 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."
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 ClintonIs the Trump administration ready for the worst? Sanders set for clash with Trump’s budget pick Scott Walker plans major welfare overhaul in Wisconsin 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 TrumpTrump spends substantial time consuming media Democrats to introduce T infrastructure plan: report Trump stresses US jobs, factories ahead of meeting with auto executives 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."