When asked by Bloomberg a few weeks ago to name a specific example of Wall Street greed, Bernie Sanders responded thusly:
"You have Blankfein from Goldman Sachs - I guess he's a billionaire now - making huge amounts of money after destroying the economy...He's an example of [Wall Street greed]."
And here's what Bernie said about Lloyd on the campaign trail in Iowa after that Bloomberg interview:
“Here’s a guy who’s a billionaire, running a corrupt financial institution, coming to Congress and telling members of Congress you’ve got to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”
Basically, Bernie wants everyone to know that he and Lloyd are polar opposites.
Well, Blankfein appeared on CNBC this morning (his first TV appearance since undergoing treatment for lymphoma) and played it cool when asked about Goldman Sachs being the prime target of Bernie's popular populist rage.
"I think he mentioned me by name. I didn't take it personally since we've never met," said Lloyd before pointing out that he and Bernie do share one rather major thing in common. "Another kid from Brooklyn, how do you like that?"
That's right, Bernie from Midwood, Lloyd from East New York knows you're talking sh!t out there, and he electing to approach your barbs with the philosophy of "Fuhgeddaboudit."