Buffett says Trump has long odds for White House
Donald Trump's presidential aspirations have been skewered by comics and even President Barack Obama in recent days, and on Sunday fellow investor Warren Buffett pitched in.
Buffett -- whose economic prognostications are closely followed by millions -- gave fellow billionaire Trump low odds of succeeding in his apparent quest to become the next Republican president.
"I don't think he will be president of the United States," Buffett said with a wry laugh when asked whether it would be a good thing to have a fellow investor in the White House.
Buffett's billionaire sidekick at Berkshire Hathaway Charles Munger was more frank in his views of "The Donald."
"Obviously I think he's a jerk," Munger said bluntly.
Both Buffett and Munger have made modesty their hallmark, eschewing the trappings of wealth, despite being two of the world's richest men.
Trump meanwhile has ostentatiously flaunted a lifestyle of jets, fashion and golf.
The comments capped off what must have been a painful week for Trump's ego. He was the butt of numerous jokes at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday, as Obama lampooned the controversy over his birthplace.
The current president directed much of his humor at the real estate mogul, who had expressed serious doubts about Obama's citizenship.
"Now I know that he has taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this matter to rest than Donald," Obama said days after releasing his long-form birth certificate to prove his Hawaiian birth.
The president jokingly advised Trump to "get back to focusing on the issues that matter like 'Did we fake the Moon landing?' 'What really happened at Roswell?" and 'Where are Biggie and Tupac?'"
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