Omaha, Aug 2: Billionaire investor Warren Buffet on Monday (Aug 1) launched a scathing attack on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally for the latter's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton here in Nebraska. [CNN is Clinton News Network, says Trump]
Buffet, 85, tore into Trump over the latter's recent remarks against the parents of a fallen American-Muslim soldier and asked how he could say about sacrificing to them just because he built some buildings [see video below]. Buffet said though Trump told the slain soldier's parents that he sacrificed a lot, actually he and his family have sacrificed nothing. [Khizr Khan talks peace; Obama, McCain join chorus against Trump]
"Building buildings is not sacrifice," said the billionaire investor. He asked Trump: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?", comparing the latest incident with the malicious anti-communist McCarthy hearings during the Cold War period of the 1950s. [Hillary regains lead over Trump in post-convention poll]
Buffet's I-T googly at Trump
Buffet, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, also used the occasion to ask Trump, also a super-rich real-estate businessman, to release his tax returns like all major presidential candidates in the US have done since 1980. Trump has refused to do it saying he is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). [Trump's "excesses" make one "want to retch", says French President Hollande]
To this, Buffet said he is also under the IRS's audit and proposed a meeting with Trump at any time and place to go together over each other's tax returns.
Buffet also added that Trump is not afraid because of the IRS but the people.