Bill Clinton: Sanders fans would ‘shoot every third person on Wall Street’
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFor families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football Anything-but-bipartisan 1/6 commission will seal Pelosi's retirement. Here's why Could Andrew Cuomo — despite scandals — be re-elected because of Trump? MORE on Friday joked that Bernie SandersBernie SandersWomen's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan MORE’s supporters would open fire on Wall Street.

“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 about [Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement MORE's] opponent and [Sanders] sounds so good: 'Just shoot every third person on Wall Street and everything will be fine,’” Clinton said in Fort Washington, N.Y., according to CNN.

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“The inequality problem is rooted in the shareholder-first mentality and the absence of training for the jobs of tomorrow,” Clinton added.

Clinton said after the event on Friday said that the quip illustrates Sanders’s focus on blaming the financial industry for America’s woes.

“It’s a joke,” he told MSNCB. "It’s a total joke. It’s meant to point out that’s the unilateral explanation for everything that’s wrong with America. You know, we all need to lighten up here, have a little sense of humor.”

Sanders has made criticizing Wall Street greed, income inequality and wealthy special interests cornerstones of his White House run.

His campaign on Friday released an ad needling Hillary Clinton for giving paid speeches to major financial institutions.

The Vermont lawmaker on Thursday also mocked Clinton’s ties with Wall Street, arguing it made her soft on big banks.

“Secretary Clinton called them out,” Sanders said of Wall Street during the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn. "Oh my gosh, they must have been really crushed by this. Was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements?"