Senator Elizabeth Warren was typically and thrillingly blunt on CNN about the aggressive indecency of President-elect Donald Trump nominating Steve Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department.
Elizabeth Warren is not happy about Donald Trump nominating former Goldman Sachs partner, hedge fund founder, and foreclosure magnate Steve Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, she did not hold back as she addressed the obscenity of this choice: “What Donald Trump is doing is he’s literally handing the keys to the Treasury over to a Wall Street banker who helped cause the crash.”
Elizabeth Warren: Trump is handing the Treasury to “a Wall Street banker who helped cause the crash” https://t.co/pd5oAzDy63
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He said he was going to separate that from the government — no more revolving door — he wasn’t going to do that sort of thing. And then what does he do? He turns around and picks a guy who had actually been one of the people who helped do all of those lousy mortgages that not only broke the economy, but broke millions of families.
And then, after the crash, a guy who turned around and bought a bank that then became infamous for how hard it squeezed families that had already been cheated — and was the foreclosure machine following that.
You know, the American people— This is a guy who also said today that he wants to roll back the Wall Street regulations. The American people are furious over what Wall Street has done. They don’t want somebody who’s going to come in here and say, “Hey, let’s help Wall Street!”
And what Donald Trump is doing is he’s literally handing the keys to the Treasury over to a Wall Street banker who helped cause the crash.
Donald Trump is not “draining the swamp.” He is luxuriating in it like it is a beautiful spa in a tremendous resort.
Thankfully, Warren is not going to let him get away with pretending otherwise.