It is no secret that Warren Buffett was a supporter of Hillary Clinton during this election. While Buffett did remain confident that his conglomerate company Berkshire Hathaway would be “just fine” regardless of who won the election, it has been reported that he has made some less-than complimentary remarks in regards to Trump during the campaigning process.
Buffett made the valid point that in any election you have to choose a side, and he simply chose Hillary’s. He credited this decision largely to her temperament. While he did openly support Hillary, in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Buffett seems to have already come to terms with Trump’s victory. Buffett commented that he does understand why Trump won; a large portion of America is upset about the wealth gap in our country.
“I support any president of the United States,” Buffett went on to say. “It’s very important that the American people coalesce behind the president. That doesn’t mean they can’t criticize him or they cant disagree with what he’s doing, maybe. But we need a country unified and he deserves everybody’s respect.”
While Buffett does share some great advise on supporting our nations leader regardless of our personal beliefs, he remains skeptic of what Trump will accomplish. Trump claimed he could grow the economy 4% annually, which Buffet referred to as “too extraordinary” to be realistic. Buffett goes on to say that even a 2% growth could be good news for the economy— and much more realistic. Buffett does think the economy could use some revamping, but he has also said it is not as broken as everyone is led to believe.