Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev speaks to Cuomo after GameStop stock chaos

CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with Vlad Tenev, CEO of the stock-trading app Robinhood, after the company barred traders from buying shares of GameStop promoted by WallStreetBets, a popular subreddit for investors.

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Digital Asset News
Digital Asset News:
“One of them OWNS a piece of you...” savage.
When did Kylo Ren become a CEO?
Young Sixty
Young Sixty:
When poor people lose money, the poor people are "irresponsible"
When rich people lose money, the poor people are "responsible".
Generally not a fan of Chris Cuomo, but he hit a home run on this interview. Gotta give him that.
Jay Volk
Jay Volk:
Chris looks pissed every second this guy speaks
Jared Moss
Jared Moss:
Robinhood has stopped the buying of a particular stock, but not the selling. This is what market manipulation actually looks like.
Best option: drop Robin Hood. This stinks and the CEO is unconvincing.
Here’s a quick summary:

It’s all BS.
alexander cordeiro
alexander cordeiro:
He swallowed HARDD when Cuomo said “you don’t check any of those boxes” 😂
Lazy Shay
Lazy Shay:
When you’re 17 and your mom is asking why your eyes are bloodshot and you smell like weed.
Michael sorooshian
Michael sorooshian:
Respect, Cuomo asked way better questions then CNBC
Ben F
Ben F:
Vlad could host a Ted talk - "How to build a brand in 8 years and destroy it in one day"
Anthony Ogletree
Anthony Ogletree:
This guy sounds like a complete joke.
Judson L
Judson L:
"Why'd you do it?"

"Well, I mean... thousands of other stocks are available to freely trade so..."
Sean Parker
Sean Parker:
This guy is so lost in the sauce he doesn't know he's lying. Jesus.
Tyler Garrison
Tyler Garrison:
he literally just talked out his ass the whole time. dude is literally shitting a brick right now.
Improving Our World
Improving Our World:
BOYCOTT Robinhood. "F" the wall street billionaires
Al Farah
Al Farah:
He's telling (THE TRUTH) He's protecting " HIS CUSTOMERS" - Meaning the Hedge Funds
"It's not about money, it's about sending a message" - The Dark Knight Joker.
Olivia Wayne
Olivia Wayne:
*Early retirement is the dream, I refuse to accept that I have to be at the end of my life to enjoy time freedom….Let’s hustle to financial independence!*
*That is why sometimes I advise you invest in crypto or stocks. if you can't do it yourself then I advise you trade with Castro a well known professional.*
Zanar Aesthetics
Zanar Aesthetics:
Damn, Roasted hard by Cuomo
Leroy Jenkins
Leroy Jenkins:
They went from “Robinhood” to robbin the hood real quick!
A Immortals Legacy
A Immortals Legacy:
This guy looks and sounds like a Sophmore trying to explain to his teacher that his dog ate his homework.. smh.
Justin M
Justin M:
Chris Cuomo doesn’t fuck around, love it.
Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Rodriguez:
This is why you NEVER let you CEO handle these problems😭 where’s the PR
Damn, that guy just killed the “Robinhood” brand completely with his BS trying to spin his way out of being a crook. Good job. Lol
Jonathan Berrios
Jonathan Berrios:
He dodged every question..
Ryan Hennen
Ryan Hennen:
It's so funny how he's trying to portray himself as a average everyday Joe, with his background. Looks like a townhouse at best, hair not styled, no tie and no jewelry
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Gaurav Parmar
Gaurav Parmar:
“When the rich rob the poor, it’s called business. When the poor fight back, it’s called violence.”
- R2D2o
Suleyman Aslan
Suleyman Aslan:
RobinHood Ceo Vlad: "We give the power to small investor"
and the literally take the power away when they and their friends lost the money,
Does anyone remember a Teenage kid killed himself because his robinhood app glitched and show him that he was under thousand of dollars
Chris Proft
Chris Proft:
Cuomo didn’t press on his most important question as to why they didn’t restrict selling of the 13 stocks, which would point to the concessions that Robin Hood had to make to the clearing houses to reduce their capital requirement from 3 billion to $700 million.
Andreas Leonhard
Andreas Leonhard:
Notice how he shakes his head from side to side. According to some experts in lying this is a subconscious move when someone is lying. Your body is basically telling the truth.
Sanc Max
Sanc Max:
He's just repeating his preloaded words over and over again...
Green Envy
Green Envy:
The app should be called "Robin."

He's robin everyone.
"Enable little guys to invest as long as they losing money" :D
At the end it seems Robinhood was just transformed to another vampire sucking blood of poor for the sake of rich!
Ultimate SA
Ultimate SA:
“Regulatory requirements” “Financial requirements” WTF is he referring to?
Ethan Souls
Ethan Souls:
Oh I love how Cuomo is so clued up. Doesn't just follow a script, he brings his own knowledge to the table, which really stumped the CEO.
Antonio Pillon
Antonio Pillon:
Good job cuomo maybe you’re not that much of a douche after all
Of course he did exactly what his corporate overlords wanted. He is no different than any other hedge fund douche
Undisputed Champ
Undisputed Champ:
The way he is fumbling for words you know he’s lying he definitely stopped it to protect the hedge fund short side
A Mindforall
A Mindforall:
He didn’t answer, “how what you did was for the little guy?”
gop nop
gop nop:
chris is fucking seething during this whole interview and its great
Aldo Prayoga
Aldo Prayoga:
Every time Vlad Tenev starts saying "Well..." You know he's about to lie.
once upon a dime
once upon a dime:
"we don't wanna restrict buying these stocks"

yeah but... ya did.
John Root
John Root:
very proud of how he called him out... I mean aggressively called him out. standing up for us small guys.
Wow great job Chris. This is the first time I have ever applauded you. You did awesome man
Vlad looked one of those guys answering questions on To Catch A Predator...only thing missing here was Chris Hansen asking the questions
JGasPhoto 1
JGasPhoto 1:
I’ll never use the f word in reference to Mr. Cuomo again. They won’t get in trouble but nice that you cornered him.
Paul Obrejan
Paul Obrejan:
Robinhood's downfall at the hands of Gamestop, what a legacy.
Joris Vander Cammen
Joris Vander Cammen:
How strange that Cuomo never pitches such curveballs to politicians.
Samantha Sahami
Samantha Sahami:
This “CEO” can’t even lie good! I’m pulling all of my funds out of that app immediately!!
Avinash Alexander
Avinash Alexander:
Wow. Finally a Chris Cuomo video I like. I never thought in my lifetime I would see him ask tough hard questions to the powerful. Maybe we can see a tough interview with the NY Governor also ?
r rosen
r rosen:
Great Interview!!!
And after more information everywhere I believe Robinhoods action are legitimate.
And Chris, you freaking interpreted this gentleman too much! Just saying.
C O:
This is like when the casino loses and they refuse to pay.
vlad: leaves the house with that name and that hair
other vampires: you know the rest of us are really trying to fit in here
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Harry Alvarez
Harry Alvarez:
It's amazing, when seeing that conversation you actually wonder which one of them is MORE slimey.
He seems to really be dodging that question giving a generic answer. "Oh we did it to protect the customers and we really haven't seen this kind of activity before so we restricted it"
Kinda sketchy if you ask me. What I'd like to know is if they really protecting customers I'd like to see an instance where they actually do the same thing but for the wealthier investors. If they do the same exact thing then I know they are being fair in their decision if not......... they're definitely protecting the wealthier customers
Grey Skies
Grey Skies:
I hope this guy goes to jail.
You gotta think about it this way. Robinhood was originally made for individual investors so they could do the investing work themselves (no commission for using Robinhood). They are partly owned by Citadel, and pretty much all of these firms want Robinhood out because it cuts into their market share when Robinhood is pretty much free to use. The media (who is in bed with the firms for damn sure) see the writing on the wall, and by that I mean everybody of all political persuasions (who aren’t rich) are infuriated over this situation. By them taking down Robinhood (even if Citadel partly owns them) they can somewhat satisfy the mob, while getting rid of the platform that enabled this situation to begin with. Chris Cuomo just knows that he isn’t going to be successful in defending Robinhood at this point. At the end of the day fuck Robinhood, and I hope somebody establishes a new option on the market. Again though... Ofcourse they are coming after Robinhood, because they don’t like having independent investors doing anything on the stock market. They want to return to making it to where stock broker firms have a monopoly on the stock market (because they need to make sure no large group of small investors are betting against their shorts, because what happened on Reddit is somewhat easily repeatable without having to negotiate with their stock brokers who make sure there are no populist financial maneuvers against Wall Street), and for that reason the media is halfway siding with the investors that got halfway screwed by Robinhood (and yes I believe Robinhood broke the law) so they can push independent investor apps out altogether. If Robinhood is the only thing that goes down in this senario, then no justice was done... Only further harm to the democratization of Wall Street.
Wild Fire
Wild Fire:
Shady as hell. Lawyers already gearing up for a class action. We all know who his real clients are. It’s okay. There are different platforms for us to use and best believe we won’t be manipulated!
Aimal Popal
Aimal Popal:
His reasoning was justified brokerages do have a lot capital requirements I get that...but the fact that they decided to ALLOW selling that is what makes me think there was anterior motives OR and this is possible they didn't expect what happened to happen and someone dropped the ball on that decision.
I get the impression when he says "We have lots of financial requirements" what he means to say is "If this one major investor of ours goes under right now, we go under too". Too big to fail, as it were. Right or wrong, I'd be finding a different place to do business then. Perhaps one that isn't directly tied up in all this, if one even exists.
I Have Anxiety
I Have Anxiety:
"We 100% will always protect our customers."

Yeah, protect them from becoming millionaires lmao.
Z Hi 2
Z Hi 2:
This is the single most infuriating interview I've seen in my life
"We protect our customers by making them lose money" makes perfect sense.

Even if so, how is it even legal to advertise and promise a specific service and then deny it ?
Don't know what to say but it sounds like fraud and scam to me.
SINist3rr_ Dubs
SINist3rr_ Dubs:
He's literally reading something. Watch his eyes move from left to right when the question is being asked
Vlad preparing for the presentation: "financial requirements, protect the customer, meet requirements. Ok I'm ready"
Tyler Milne
Tyler Milne:
Thank you Chris for always trying to get these scummy people to actually answer a question. Sorry they once again gave you the double-speak run-around
Kishan Patel
Kishan Patel:
Props to Chris for flaming this man with legit questions regarding the situation.
Can't wait for his mug shot to become a historical meme.
A Ordonez
A Ordonez:
I usually say “fake news” when I comment. However, I applaud Chris for this
Give Cuomo props for asking all the right questions and being persistent.
Pollo Frito
Pollo Frito:
Vlad never answered one question. He sounds like a politician. I'm guessing his cronies said "Vlad. Stay off the TV. You suck at this. No more interviews! Just disappear and stay quiet."
B Zheng
B Zheng:
When he said he’s protecting the customers, he’s right, because if your getting something for free, your not the customer, you the product
Da Kine
Da Kine:
I got to admit, this is the first time I’m aplauding for CNN for this interview.
Mick Marty
Mick Marty:
I've never seen someone back step as quickly as this guy
ingrid aria
ingrid aria:
He’s lying. Even his eyebrows are trying to run off his face.
Explicitly saying “Address that.” is such a Chad move lol
This guy being interviewed on CNN says it all....Fredo isnt even pushing on him that hard
Chris Voorhies
Chris Voorhies:
He’s a lair. He allowed his investors to get out of a short squeeze for his own interest by stopping buying of the overly shorted stock.
Sarge Scum
Sarge Scum:
Vlad had to swallow a big chunk of reflection during the first 20 seconds... Chris did an amazing job by asking the correct questions... WHY
Chris Barrón
Chris Barrón:
Love how Cuomo is actually grilling this dude instead of letting him spin the story.
S. Hoffman
S. Hoffman:
According to Dave Portnoy, though Vlad is lying, you must give hime some credit. He is forced to do this by others and he will pay the ultimate price. Robinhood is now done.
Ariel Diaz
Ariel Diaz:
Good stuff Chris 💪🏻
Gunnar Johnson
Gunnar Johnson:
Never thought I’d say this.. but cuomo did a nice job on this interview
My man is legit questionning the motives of Robinhood and CLEARLY he knows that something is wrong. Cuomo, you're the legend on the year, kupo!
someone you know
someone you know:
Lying through his teeth. Nobody believes a word he said. He’s getting sued big time. Class action here he comes.
Jakob Jensen
Jakob Jensen:
Props to CNN for asking some decent questions and bringing a lot of facts to the table.
Christine Miller
Christine Miller:
Not a Cuomo fan, but good job taking this CEO to task. 💥
InSomnia DrEvil
InSomnia DrEvil:
He ripped the sleezy scammer a new one.
Thomas Daka
Thomas Daka:
I've never seen BS like this come from a mouth of a CEO lol
Tim Casady
Tim Casady:
Bravo Chris Cuomo you didn’t let Vlad weasel his way out - investors need to flee Robinhood
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Sami Motaghedi
Sami Motaghedi:
Love Cuomo!! He's a bulldog for the little guy
Tama Faiga
Tama Faiga:
First Cuomo interview I loved, I'm surprised. He can go after the bad guy with real gusto
Dean Solistino
Dean Solistino:
😂🤣😅😅😅 made him sweat: good one Chris
Chris grilled him like he was Trump's 3rd cousin. Love it.
Thomas Daka
Thomas Daka:
I've never like CNN much but this is darn good. Keep this up!