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 SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda 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 ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college 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 PutinEx-Trump national security adviser says US leaders 'making it easy for Putin' to meddle The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Putin calls on UN to strengthen World Health Organization 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 ButtigiegButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Hillicon Valley: FBI, DHS warn that foreign hackers will likely spread disinformation around election results | Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day | Trump to meet with Republican state officials on tech liability shield Facebook takes down Chinese network targeting Philippines, Southeast Asia and the US 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.