Warren Buffett, the third richest person in the world, said Monday he thinks Donald Trump can go far in the presidential campaign.
In an interview with CNBC,
Buffett said, "I wouldn't be surprised if [Trump] maintained a quite a solid base for some time."
Buffett's comments come in the wake of a mini-controversy about Trump,
who made disparaging remarks about Fox News host Megyn Kelly during last week's GOP debate.
however, has remained strong. Buffett thinks that will continue.
Buffett, who, according to Forbes,
is worth more than $67 billion, is a Democrat and has pledged his support for Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
Regarding the 17-person race for the Republican nomination, Buffett called it a "spectator sport."
Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, declined to give his prediction of who would be the Republican nominee in the CNBC interview.
"If I gave that prediction it would be sort of a kiss of death for the candidate," Buffett said, adding that he'd like to see Clinton "run against the whole field."
Dr. Ben Carson,
a retired neurosurgeon also running for president as a Republican, said Monday the uproar over Trump's comments about Kelly is not about political correctness.
"I think that may be a difference between political correctness and, you know, courteous speech," Carson, 63, said when asked about Trump's characterization of Kelly as having "blood coming out of her wherever."
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