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Trump to Biden: ‘You are the one who takes all the money from Wall Street’

Biden has received more than $50 million in contributions from Wall Street compared to about $13 million for Trump

Updated: October 23, 2020 - 12:01am

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President Trump criticized former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday for accepting a large amount of donations from Wall Street.

According to media reports, Wall Street donors have favored Biden over Trump, spending more than $50 million in contributions for the Democrat compared to about $13 million for the president.

Biden slammed Trump at the final 2020 presidential debate over a report that some officials in the Trump administration briefed a hedge fund consultant about COVID-19 in February.

“We find out in the New York Times that his folks went to Wall Street and said this is dangerous – and a memo out of that meeting, not from his administration, but from brokers said to sell short,” he said during the candidates' second debate in the election cycle.

Trump said Biden should not have brought up Wall Street, given how much his campaign has accepted in contributions.

“You are the one who takes all the money from Wall Street. I don’t take it,” the president said. "You have raised a lot of money, tremendous amounts of money, and every time you raise money, deals are made, Joe. I could raise so much more money as president and as somebody who knows most of those people, I could call the heads of Wall Street, the heads of every company in America, I would blow away every record."

“But I don’t want to do that because it puts me in a bad position and then you bring up Wall Street. You should not bring up Wall Street because you’re the one that takes money from Wall Street, not me. I could blow away your records like you wouldn’t believe. We don’t need money. We have plenty of money. In fact, we beat Hillary Clinton with a tiny fraction of the money that she was able to raise,” he also said.

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