You cannot make this up. Perhaps, like the little bird, it is a sign. :-)
Bernie Sanders is meeting with the Pope the same day Hillary Clinton is fundraising with a former Goldman Sachs executive.
On Friday, April 15, Bernie Sanders will travel to the Vatican to discuss the global economy and environmental sustainability with Pope Francis. He’ll also attend a conference on social, environmental, and economic issues, hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
That same day, Hillary Clinton will be attending a fundraiser in the global financial capital of Hong Kong, hosted by Gary Gensler, her campaign’s Chief Financial Officer. Gensler walked through the revolving door from Wall Street to Washington’s financial regulatory system. Prior to heading up the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) regulation of derivative swaps, Gensler was a partner at Goldman Sachs. The fundraiser can only be attended by those willing to donate the maximum allowable contribution of $2,700.
Not the best timing, I think.
A little extra:
Update I: Adam B tells me Clinton is not going to the fundraiser.
Update II: hillaryspeeches.com/…
It is an official scheduled event described as follows:
RI, APR 15, 2016, 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Dinner with Gary Gensler, Chief Financial Officer
Young Joon Kim, Tony Miller, Robert Roche, Ruby Shang, Carolyn Wu, Wenchi Yu and James Zimmerman
Home of Laura Howard
For more information contact Giulia Marchiori Ceresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or +447867301797
Please note that involvement in the Hillary for America campaign is limited to US Citizens and permanent residents. Participants will be asked to provide documentation of their US passport or green card.
Hillary CFO is more accurate. Thanks Adam.
US Uncut assumed Hillary was there.
Update III: I edited the title to be more accurate.
The point is still correct though. Real contrast.