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CEOs of Wall Street giants including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and BlackRock condemn the US capital rioters: 'An assault on our nation'

CEOs of Wall Street giants including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and BlackRock condemn the US capital rioters: 'An assault on our nation'


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Major figures from across Wall Street firms have spoken out about the violence that erupted at the US Capitol Wednesday.




CEOs of BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and the Bank of America condemned the pro-Trump rioters, and called for a peaceful transition to power to President-elect Joe Biden.




BlackRock CEO Larry Fink called the attempted coup an "assault" on America and its people.




Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, said President Donald Trump should "resign and apologize to all Americans."




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CEOs of US finance giants, including Goldman Sachs and the Bank of America, on Wednesday condemned the pro-Trump mob who stormed the US Capitol and called for national unity.They joined other CEOs of major businesses, including Apple, Microsoft, and Google, in describing the riots - during which four people died - as an attack on American values. They also urged a peaceful transition to President-elect Joe Biden, whose election victory was certified by Congress on Thursday morning.President Donald Trump, who had asked the rioters to go home but also said they were "very special," on Thursday promised an "orderly transition" of power. Larry Fink, CEO of investment giant BlackRock, called the violence "an assault on our nation, our democracy, and the will of the American people," per Bloomberg.
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