Despite the fact that many of his annual letters are devoid of any politics, Buffett himself is a staunch democrat who frequently supports democratic candidates. He backed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and met with former president Barack Obama a couple of times during his two terms. Buffett was even given the Medal of Freedom by former president Obama in 2011.
So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Warren Buffett met with Obama recently for lunch in Omaha. According to the Omaha World Herald, the former president stopped briefly for a visit to have lunch with Warren and his daughter Susie, then hopped back on a jet to head for California.
According to the Omaha World Herald, the former president arrived with no fanfare and had a quiet lunch meeting with Buffett at the Happy Hollow Club, where Buffett picked up the tab. The details of the lunch meeting were not formally announced, and Susie Buffett declined to comment when asked about the casual lunch.
“I’m not going to talk about the meeting,” Susie Buffett told the Omaha World Herald. “The three of us ate lunch.”
Speculation suggests that since Obama has just finished his second term as president, it’s likely that the meeting was related to fundraising for the construction of Obama’s Presidential Library or perhaps a charity event of some sort as Buffett is a renowned philanthropist.
As more information comes available, we’ll be sure to cover it, so check back.