OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett was disappointed when Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election last week, but he will support Republican Donald Trump as president.
Buffett talked about the election results and his optimistic outlook for the country with CNN.
Buffett said he supports every president, and he hopes the country will support Trump even if not everyone agrees with his policies.
“It’s very important that the American people coalesce behind the president,” Buffett said to CNN. “That doesn’t mean they can’t criticize him or they can’t disagree with what he’s doing maybe. But we need a country unified.”
Buffett, who is a longtime Clinton supporter, spent part of election day giving voters rides to the polls in Omaha on a trolley he hired. He said this election was unusual because so many people seemed to cast their votes for one candidate based on how much they disliked the other.
Buffett said he remains confident that America’s economy will thrive in the future and continue to grow. The investor who leads Berkshire Hathaway said the country’s market system will continue to work regardless of who is president.
“We will have an ever more prosperous country,” Buffett said.
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns more than 90 subsidiaries, including clothing, furniture and jewelry firms. It also has major investments in such companies as Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo.