Warren Buffett: US will ‘work fine’ under Trump

Warren Buffett: US will ‘work fine’ under Trump
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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says America will continue running smoothly under President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE.

“I’ve said this before, but America works,” he told CNBC late Thursday. "It’ll work wonderfully under Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party Clinton says she feels the 'urge' to defeat Trump in 2020 Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue MORE and I think it’ll work fine under Donald Trump.”

Buffett, who endorsed Clinton over Trump in the presidential election, said the latter would have “the most important job in the world” following his inauguration Friday.


The Berkshire Hathaway CEO added, however, the U.S. has a “secret sauce” that transcends any one president.

“It doesn’t work all the time perfectly,” he said of the nation. "But you just look at where we go, milestone after milestone. Never bet against America.”

“There will be hiccups from time to time in the economy,” Buffett added. "[But] we’ll do well over time.”

Buffett previously urged Americans to rally behind Trump after the billionaire’s defeat of Clinton in November.

“I support any president of the United States,” he told CNN in a Nov. 11 interview. "It’s very important the American people coalesce behind the president.”

“That doesn’t mean we can’t criticize [Trump] or they can’t disagree with what he’s doing maybe,” he added. "But we need a country united. He deserves everybody’s respect.”

Clinton and Trump’s White House race was an often bitter affair, with both candidates using scorched-earth tactics against one another before Election Day.