Ex-Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein escalates beef with Bernie Sanders

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Ex-Goldman Sachs Chief Govt Lloyd Blankfein escalated a Twitter beef in opposition to fellow ex-Brooklynite Bernie Sanders on Thursday, after the Democratic hopeful put the billionaire on a listing of “modern-day oligarchs” opposing his candidacy.

“Don’t know why Sen. Sanders picks on a retiree like me. I believe he’s all the time seemed down on me as a result of he grew up in a fancier neighborhood in Brooklyn,” Blankfein wrote in a tweet.

Whereas Blankfein was born within the Bronx, he grew up within the Linden housing tasks in East New York. Sanders, a political unbiased who identifies as a Democratic Socialist, grew up within the middle-class neighborhood of Midwood.

On Thursday, Sanders’ marketing campaign included a quote from Blankfein calling his candidacy a “harmful second” in a listing of “anti-endorsements” from different highly effective US businessmen that additionally included JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Sanders’ marketing campaign didn’t return a request to reply.

This isn’t the primary time the billionaire banker, who left the financial institution final 12 months, has singled out Sanders. In February, Blankfein took challenge with the senator calling him out over inventory buybacks, which he claimed enrich traders at staff’ expense.