Buffett, Gates have hope for America after Trump ascension:
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on Friday expressed optimism that the United States will move ahead as a nation, even as it works through political differences and gets used to the new Trump administration.
The world’s two richest people were speaking to students at Columbia University after U.S. President Donald Trumpstarted to unwind the work of his predecessor Barack Obamain a series of executive orders, prompting concern from critics over what the actions mean for Americans and their place in the world.
“I am confident that America will move ahead,” Buffett said.
Gates, meanwhile, said the desire for innovation and support for research are “strong” and “largely bipartisan,” despite differences on how to accomplish and fund both.
“This administration is new enough; we don’t know how its budget priorities are going to come out,” but there is much intensity to ensure that the executive branch and Congress encourage “amazing things,” Gates said.