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Sanders-Clinton, the debate for New York primaries is heated

The two candidates at the US primaries faced off each other in the CNN’s democratic debate, few days before the polls in the US state of New York.

Five days before the primaries in the state of New York, which could prove decisive for the choice of the democratic candidate at the next US presidential elections, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in a fierce TV debate.

Clinton voted for the Iraq war

Right from the start, Sanders – who is so far behind Clinton in the race for the White House both in polls and tallies– strongly attacked Clinton explaining that she “is not the kind of president we need”. Sanders, who is more liberal than the wife of the ex-president, has blamed his opponent for the fact that she voted for the Iraq war, she endorsed “disastrous” trade agreements and she accepted Wall Street’s support to her campaign.

 

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The candidate Hillary Clinton still holds strong lead in the US state of New York, surveys say © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

 

225,000 dollars a speech for Goldman Sachs

According to Sanders, Clinton’s links to big banks didn’t allow her to push through the reforms needed to avoid the system’s collapse, after the financial crisis: “Mrs Clinton was paid 225,000 dollars for every speech she gave to Goldman Sachs”, one of the most important American banks. “I stood up against the behaviors of the banks when I was a senator”, Hillary replied. “Oh my goodness, they must have been really crushed by this”, Sanders responded.

 

Sanders attacked by Clinton on arms manufacturers

“The people of New York voted for me twice – Clinton added – and president Barack Obama had so much confidence in me that he asked me to become Secretary of State”. That’s why she criticised Sanders’ foreign policy plan and the fact that in the past he stood up against the possibility for weapon victims to sue the manufacturers.

 

Sanders, in the other hand, criticised her for her position in the Middle East conflict and the relationships with Israel: “There comes a time when if we pursue justice and peace we are going to have to say that Netanyahu is not right all of the time”.

 

 

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A moment of the debate between Clinton and Sanders at the CNN, in view of the primaries in the state of New York © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

 

225,000 dollars a speech for Goldman Sachs

According to Sanders, Clinton’s links to big banks didn’t allow her to push through the reforms needed to avoid the system’s collapse, after the financial crisis: “Mrs Clinton was paid 225,000 dollars for every speech she gave to Goldman Sachs”, one of the most important American banks. “I stood up against the behaviors of the banks when I was a senator”, Hillary replied. “Oh my goodness, they must have been really crushed by this”, Sanders responded.

 

Sanders attacked by cato on arms manufacturers

“The people of New York voted for me twice – Clinton added – and president Barack Obama had so much confidence in me that he asked me to become Secretary of State”. That’s why she criticised Sanders’ foreign policy plan and the fact that in the past he stood up against the possibility for weapon victims to sue the manufacturers.

 

Sanders, in the other hand, criticised her for her position in the Middle East conflict and the relationships with Israel: “There comes a time when if we pursue justice and peace we are going to have to say that Netanyahu is not right all of the time”.

Featured image: ©Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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