Charlie Gasparino Reminds James Gorman He Is Public Enemy Number One On Wall Street, Will Break Your Knee Caps To Make A Point

Gasparino: Let's get something straight right off that bat-- 6 months ago, someone at your firm wanted to kill me...you don't want to kill me, correct? Gorman: Charlie...I don't wan to kill you...I don't think they did either. Gasparino: I don't blame them if they did..given my reputation with PR people. So thank you for coming here, checking your guns at the door. Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxbusiness.com">video.foxbusiness.com</a> Charlie Gasparino with Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman [FBN]
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Gasparino: Let's get something straight right off that bat-- 6 months ago, someone at your firm wanted to kill me...you don't want to kill me, correct?
Gorman: Charlie...I don't want to kill you...I don't think they did either.
Gasparino: I don't blame them if they did...given my reputation with PR people. So thank you for coming here, checking your guns at the door.

Charlie Gasparino with Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman [FBN]

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