Warren Buffett Declines to Endorse Michael Bloomberg for President

(Bloomberg) -- Michael Bloomberg just missed out on an endorsement from one of the richest men in the world, Warren Buffett.

In an interview on CNBC, investor Buffett said that he “would certainly vote” for the former New York City mayor over Bernie Sanders if he had the choice, but he wasn’t sure a public endorsement would be helpful.

“I don’t think another billionaire supporting him would be the best thing to announce,” Buffett said.

Sanders frequently criticizes billionaires, although he’s had a less contentious relationship with Buffett than some of his peers. In 2016, Sanders criticized Buffett for not supporting solar power at an energy utility he owns in Nevada.

Nonetheless, Buffett, who backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary, said Sanders had “run a model campaign” by being forthright and focusing on a positive message.

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