UPDATED 9:04 AM PT — Thursday, June 20, 2019
Democrat 2020 front-runner Joe Biden has continued to ask Wall Street to support his campaign. He held a record fundraiser in New York Monday night, drawing a bipartisan crowd of 180 attendees.
The event featured Goldman Sachs’ chief financial officer and other financial executives as well as former officials of the Clinton and Obama administrations.
Biden praised the wealthy and urged against attempts to demonize anyone who has money. This comes despite Biden calling for radical change at the Poor People’s Campaign forum earlier that same day.
“And so folks look, if you start off with a notion there’s nothing you can do, well might you all go home then man,” he stated at the Poor People’s event. “Or let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it, because we have to be able to change what we’re doing within our system.”
Biden raised roughly $500,000 at the Wall Street event alone, while his overall fundraising exceeds $20 million so far.