Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told CNN's Jake Tapper he thinks President Donald Trump is a fraud Sunday on "State of the Union."
Sanders pointed out Trump's campaign promises to tackle the corruption on Wall Street seem to have dissipated in his recent appointments of "billionaires" to his Cabinet and to advisory positions within his administration.
Trump has several appointments that are worth millions of dollars and more, such as his nominee for deputy commerce secretary Todd Ricketts (worth: $5.3 billion), his nominee for treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin (worth $40 million), his nominee for education secretary Betsy DeVos (worth $5.1 billion) and chief strategist Steve Bannon (worth $20 million).
"I have to say this Jake — I don't mean to be disrespectful — [but] this guy is a fraud," Sanders told Tapper. "This guy ran for president of the United States [saying], 'I'm gonna take on Wall Street, these guys are getting away with murder!' Then suddenly he appoints all these billionaires, his major financial advisor comes from Goldman Sachs, and now he's gonna dismantle legislation that protects consumers."
"He's a good showman, I'll give you that. He's a good TV guy. But I think he's going to sell out the middle class and the working class of this country," Sanders added.
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