Warren Buffett Endorses Hillary Clinton in Omaha, Attacks & Challenges Trump FULL Speech
Published on Aug 1, 2016
While introducing Hillary Clinton at a presidential campaign rally in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, billionaire Warren Buffer challenged Donald Trump over his war of words with the family of a fallen Mu U.S. soldier. “I ask Donald Trump: ‘Have you no sense of decency, sir?'” Buffett said, comparing the incident with the anti-comist McCarthy hearings in the 1950s.
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Buffett also dismissed Trump’s claim that building his business empire constituted a sacrifice, while noting that his own family had not suffered as has the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq. ”
Me, my family . . . Trump and his family have sacrificed nothing; building buildings is not sacrifice,” Buffet said. The founder of Berkshire Hathaway also called for the Republican nominee to release his tax return. Buffett said he, like Trump, is under an IRS audit, and volunteered to meet with Trump and go over each other’s tax returns together. Buffett also urged voters to turn out in November, and said he would help drive people to the polls who otherwise would not get out to vote.
Warren Buffett on Monday directly challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns during a campaign stop with Hillary Clinton in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. “He said ‘none of your business,’ which did not go over so well, and then he started giving various explanations. And one of the explanations was that he had given his financial statement to the election commission and listed his assets and liabilities,” the Berkshire Hathaway chairman recounted at a local high school as Clinton sat on stage next to him. trump has claimed that the returns in any case would hold little news value “But believe me,” Buffett countered, “as someone who’s filled out financial statements and someone who has filled out an income tax return, I call tell you, they are two very different animals. You will learn a whole lot more about Donald Trump if he produces his income tax return.” Buffett then remarked that he would “like to make trump an offer, an offer I hope he can’t refuse.”
Noting that Trump often cites the fact that his taxes are under audit, Buffett mused, “I’ve got news for him, I’m under audit too. I would be delighted to meet him any time, any place before the election. “I’ll bring my tax return. He can bring his tax return. Nobody is going to arrest us. There are no rules against showing your tax returns and just let[ting] people ask questions about the items that are on there,” Buffett said, before asking the boisterous crowd, “How many of you would be afraid to have your tax return made public?”
“You’re only afraid if you got something to be afraid about. He’s not afraid of the IRS. He’s afraid because of you. I will meet him in Omaha or Mar-a-Lago or he can pick the place,” Buffett offered. “We’re both under audit. And believe me, nobody will stop us from talking about what’s on those returns. Send the word to him, if you will.”