Hillary Clinton says she isn't beholden to Wall Street, even though she's taken millions of dollars in donations from the financial sector.
But not even one Black Lives Matter activist is buying that claim.
"Hillary Clinton wants us to believe that the healthcare industry and Wall-Street give her millions and get NOTHING in return," King tweeted during the fifth Democratic debate in New Hampshire.
Hillary Clinton wants us to believe that the healthcare industry and Wall-Street give her millions and get NOTHING in return.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 5, 2016
But Clinton argues all that money she's received wouldn't impact the decisions she would make as president, while pointing out then Sen. Barack Obama received Wall Street donations, and then went on to sign the Dodd-Frank Act into law, which enacted strict regulations on some of the country's largest banks.
Clinton, who represented Wall Street for eight years as a U.S. senator from New York, was also paid $675,000 by Goldman Sachs on at least one occasion to deliver a speech. When asked recently if the amount had to be that much money, Clinton said, "I don't know."
Sanders, Clinton's Democratic rival, has said he doesn't know of anyone else who claims to be a "progressive" and has also accepted such large donations from Wall Street.
King, who has been an outspoken activist in the Black Lives Matter movement, has previously made headlines after claiming he was the victim of a racially-charged mob beating in 1995, while he was a sophomore at Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky. That claim, however, was heavily disputed in documents reviewed by TheBlaze, and by details provided by the detective who worked on the case.
King responded to an email from TheBlaze in December over a separate controversy, to which the sender gave a very bizarre response.
This post has been updated.