Editor’s note: The following video is a clip from a 19-part series filmed at a Truthdig and KPFK co-sponsored event in Los Angeles recently. The discussion features Oliver Stone, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director, and Robert Scheer, Truthdig’s editor in chief. The two talk about “The Putin Interviews,” a new Showtime series by Stone, as well as the published transcript, for which Scheer wrote the foreword. We are publishing one video per day. This is the 13th installment.

In the clip above, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer responds to an audience question about the 2008 financial collapse and explains how Barack Obama was “financed by Wall Street.”

“What did Obama do? He embraced the Bush plan to save Wall Street and screw over Main Street,” Scheer argues. He adds that Hillary Clinton’s platform of trying to remain progressive while simultaneously embracing Wall Street is “nonsense.”

On Monday, watch the next clip in the series, in which Scheer and Oliver Stone discuss conformity and truth in art.

–Posted by Emma Niles.

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