As politics are becoming more divided than ever, many corporate leaders have been highly critical of President Trump, especially over his response to the violence at a recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Although many other businessman have remained quiet, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffet has remained quiet.
On Wednesday the CEO revealed why he hasn't criticized President Donald Trump. Buffett told CNBC that he hasn't been in the business of attacking American presidents, and he doesn't plan to start with President Donald Trump, despite backing his Democratic Party opponent Hillary Clinton during the election.
A large number of CEOs have distanced themselves from Donald Trump in the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville. Many have left the White House business advisory councils, which left President Trump no choice but to dissolve the councils. Businessmen left in droves because they were unpleased when the president doubled down on his original comments about the deadly rally that both sides, both alt-right and antifa, deserve blame for the violence.
According to Buffett, the country can and should move on under President Trump. The country needs to unify and move forward, he says.
Warren Buffett turns 87 on Wednesday.
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