Joe Biden just told a bunch of super rich donors eating lobster hors d'oeuvres at an opulent NYC hotel that he doesn't want to "demonize" plutocrats like them.— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 19, 2019
"I need you very badly," he told his rich donors. (Yes that is a real quote) https://t.co/CEm0qqyZfY
Former Vice President Joe Biden told affluent donors Tuesday that he wanted their support and -- perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates -- wouldn’t be making them political targets because of their wealth.
Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, both of whom spent decades on Wall Street, were among the attendees at the event.
Invoking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s goal of political “revolution,” Biden suggested that he would be the antidote by making marginal changes that would improve the lives of working and middle class Americans without slapping onerous taxes on the rich.
“You’re not the other,” Biden told the assembled group, most of whom were wearing suits. “I need you very badly.”