Jamie Dimon was not apologizing for either stepping in to by First Republic, or for the size of JP Morgan.

“We need large, successful banks in the largest and most prosperous economy in the world,” Dimon told reporters Monday. “We have capabilities to help our clients, who happen to be cities, schools, states, hospitals, and governments. We bank countries. We bank the [International Monetary Fund]. We bank the World Bank. You need large successful banks. And anyone who thinks it’d be good for the United States of America not to have that should call me directly.”

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