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11 November 2016 @ 04:50 pm
Warren Buffett about the victory of Donald Trump  
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett: It was clearly an election none other I've ever seen.
... I'm sure we've set a record for what I call negative votes.
Poppy Harlow: Do you support Donald Trump as the next President?
Warren Buffett: I support any President of the United States. It is very important that American people coalesce behind the President.
Warren Buffett: Much of the American public did not like any of the candidates very well.
Warren Buffett: By far the most important thing is what person is likely as a President to minimize the chances of weapons of mass destruction being used.
Warren Buffett: I had exit polls of one of the best news organizations around. At 7pm EST ... they were off by 6 or 7 points.
Poppy Harlow: So all these predictions that the market is going to tank under President Trump
Warren Buffett: They are silly.
Warren Buffett: This is not exclusive to Donald Trump - there are a lot of things said in campaigns that don't happen after the election.
Poppy Harlow: Are you concerned about his ability to operate big businesses?
Warren Buffett: I don't have to worry about him operating big business at all. That does not really in my judgement determine whether somebody makes a great President. Harry Truman went broke in a Haberdashery store near Kansas City or in Kansas City. He wasn't much of a businessman. He turned out to be a terrific president.

Warren Buffett: That is what Mario Cuomo said: "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."
Poppy Harlow: You often picked up the telephone when President Obama called you for your advice. If a President Trump calls you to come to the White House to help him to advise with economic policy - would you do that?
Warren Buffett: I would do that with any President... that's part of being a citizen.
Poppy Harlow: Have you spoken with Hillary Clinton since she conceded?
Warren Buffett: No. No.

1) It's interesting that Buffet's concerns about WMD usage is not that much about using WMD in a war, but more like terrorist usage.
Poppy Harlow did not catch that and suggested that the problem is with Trump's temperament.
Buffett did not notice that Poppy Harlow did not catch the meaning of his words and just extended "Temperament and Judgement".

2) Does Buffett still believe that the news organization that measured exit polls is really one of the best?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on November 11th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
> concerns about WMD usage is not that much about using WMD in a war, but more like terrorist usage.

"WMD in war" is covered by MAD (mutually assured destruction) doctrine.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 12th, 2016 12:39 am (UTC)
MAD doctrine only affect people who are sane enough to seriously care about avoiding such distraction.

Poppy Harlow suggested that Trump has problem with temperament which hinted that he may not care about destruction enough when handling WMD threats.
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on November 12th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was part of niagara of shit dumped by liberal media.

What can I say? Do not bait Trump on Twitter. :-)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 12th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
What "Twitter Bait" do you mean?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on November 12th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
"a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons" (с) Hillary Clinton