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Trump Attacks Making Deals with Wall Street

Nov. 4, 2020 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump told a group of Republican National Committee staffers in Arlington, Virginia, many of them young people in their 20s, that he didn’t go to Wall Street to finance his political campaign, in order not to be beholden to those interests. His remark came in answer to a question about the funding of his campaign.

“We had plenty of money. And what I didn’t do is call up Wall Street and say, ‘Send me $25 million’ to the head of every firm. I could have done that. I would have been the all-time King of fundraising if I did that. But once you do that, you can no longer deal properly with them. You just can’t. So I didn’t do that. We could have done that. I could have raised much more money. I mean, Hillary Clinton spent much more money than I did. And in this case, when they raise that much money, that means to me they’re making deals, and that can’t happen.”

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