Former Goldman Sachs CEO rips Sanders after NH win: 'He'll ruin our economy'

Former Goldman Sachs CEO rips Sanders after NH win: 'He'll ruin our economy'

Former Goldman Sachs CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein on Wednesday went after Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Sanders still sees 'narrow path' to Democratic presidential nomination Tenants call on lawmakers to pass rent freezes MORE (I-Vt.) following the senator's Democratic primary win in New Hampshire, saying that the Vermont senator is just as "polarizing as Trump."

"If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US," Blankfein tweeted Wednesday morning.

"Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military. If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around," he added.

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The former finance executive, who left Goldman Sachs in 2018, tweets sparsely but has butted heads with Sanders before during this campaign cycle.

A registered Democrat, Blankfein has previously made contributions to the Democratic Party and endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE for president in 2016.

His tweet on Wednesday drew the attention of Sanders's campaign manager Faiz Shakir, who responded, "This is what panic from the Wall Street elite looks and sounds like."

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Alexei Navalny, Russia's opposition leader who has long opposed President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump blends upbeat virus info and high US death forecast Moscow placed under strict lockdown to stem coronavirus spread Trump says he'll speak with Putin on Monday MORE, tweeted his support of Sanders as pundits called the primary in Sanders's favor late Tuesday night.

After a close victory over former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE in New Hampshire, Sanders has solidified his standing as one of the front-runners in a still-crowded Democratic primary race.

Only two "early state" primaries remain before Super Tuesday on March 3: Nevada and South Carolina.