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Hillary Clinton On Colbert: Let The Banks Fail (Video)

| by Sean Kelly

On Oct. 27, Hillary Clinton visited "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert to discuss all things 2016, and she made her stance on Wall Street reform clear in the process (video below).

The Democratic front-runner brought up the issue of Wall Street and suggested that Republicans have forgotten about the financial crisis that occurred under George W. Bush, The Washington Post reports.

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“If you’re president and the banks are failing, do we let them fail this time?” Colbert asked.

“Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes,” Clinton responded enthusiastically. 

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“First of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I'm going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky behavior," she added. "But they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail and if they're too big to fail, then under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up."

Colbert also asked Clinton who she’d prefer to run against if given the choice between the two current GOP presidential front-runners: real estate mogul Donald Trump or retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, CNN reports.

“I’m going to leave that to the Republicans,” Clinton said. “If I say one or the other it might influence some people, and I don’t want to have any influence on it. I want them to go through whatever their process is, because if I am fortunate enough to be the nominee, I want to run hard against whichever Republican is up there.”

“But you can picture either one of those guys in the office?” Colbert jokingly responded.

“Well, I can picture them in some office,” Clinton replied.

Sources: CNN, Washington Post / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Video Screenshot