The Washington Independent (Video) – A hedge fund manager, CNBC contributor and former classmate of Obama’s, Anthony Scaramucci, stood up during the town hall and told the president the “Wall Street community” feels like “a piñata.” He asked him how he planned to repair that damage.
Obama answered politely, saying that the ties between Wall Street and Main Street are close. He noted that he wants and America needs a “vibrant and vital” financial sector. But, he said, “I have been amused over the last couple years, this sense of somehow me beating up on Wall Street. I think most folks on Main Street feel like they got beat up on.”