An important question: Is this real?
I don't believe Warren about M4A. I think she'll settle for a public option at the first sign of resistance.
I also don't believe that she'll stand up to the MIC.
But when it comes to Wall Street, well, this could very well be real.
CNBC spoke to one executive who said they were considering supporting Trump in the general election fundraising cycle to keep Warren from winning.
"You're in a box because you're a Democrat and you're thinking, 'I want to help the party, but she's going to hurt me, so I'm going to help President Trump,'" the executive said.
The executives' comments came weeks after CNBC anchor Jim Cramer said many on Wall Street are afraid of a potential Warren presidency and believe "she's got to be stopped."
The senator tweeted "I approve this message" at the time, while supporters observed that the Warren campaign could benefit from a campaign ad using Wall Street's own words.
On Thursday, political observers again said big banks are advertising Warren's strengths as they share their concerns over her plans to rein in Wall Street's power—not just with her tax plan but also her proposals to limit executive compensation, force private equity firms to pay the debts of the companies they buy, and hold executives accountable for their firms' wrongdoing.
Because of Obama a lot of people don't trust headlines like this.
And I don't blame them.
OTOH, Warren actually has a good track record on this issue.
Wall Street wants, desperately, a “capitalist to her bones” like Warren and they’ll invent catchy headlines to dupe low info voters into believing they are after her. If they were afraid of her they wouldn’t be DONATING to her. lol
— Latina Berniebro #MedicareForAll (@EPL_7_) September 27, 2019
If I were a Wall Street executive, I'd want an impostor to be prepared to run against Sanders if it ever looked like he had a chance of claiming the Oval Office. Someone close to the man himself. Someone in his ear daily. https://t.co/m745Az5xol
— Kelly Wind (@kellywind) September 27, 2019
Consider this Wikileaks reveal from 2016.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to influence Hillary Clinton's personnel picks, presenting the campaign with a list of potential hires, the latest batch of WikiLeaks emails shows.
The email is a window into Warren's "personnel is policy" push aimed at limiting Wall Street executives from getting top jobs in Washington. The Democratic Party adopted the mantra as part of its campaign platform this year.
Warren is on guard against Clinton tapping business-friendly administration officials from the Rubin wing of the party — a case that Warren has made directly to the Democratic nominee and indirectly through speeches and nomination fights. Last month, Warren said a Clinton administration should not be staffed with officials linked to BlackRock, Citigroup or Morgan Stanley.