TRUMP: You better believe it... I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people. Before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me. And that's a broken system.
Q: So what did you get from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi?
Bernie Sanders on Face the Nation was asked about this exchange and said: (emphasis added)
Sanders: I think that the Citizens United decision, which allows billionaires, as Trump mentioned, to pour huge amounts of money into campaigns, to allow the Koch brothers to spend more money ó an extreme right-wing family ó to spend more money in this election cycle than either Democrats or Republicans, is a disaster for American democracy. And do I think that the people who make these contributions, huge contributions, do it out of the goodness of their heart or do they want something? Of course they want something. Now the problem is itís easy for Trump to say, I donít need that money, yea, because heís a billionaire. But the logical consequences that the only people who can run for office in America who donít have curry favors are billionaires themselves.
Added to President Carter's recent statement that America is now an oligarchy one has to wonder if democracy in America has been Trumped?