Obama has private meeting with deep pocket donor

Former President Barack Obama met with billionaire Warren Buffett on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska, according to The Hill.

Susie Buffett told the Associated Press the two spoke for nearly three hours but declined to comment on the subject matter of the meeting. She was also at the lunch meeting that took place at Happy Hollow Club, where Buffett is a member.

“I’m not going to talk about the meeting,” she said. “The three of us ate lunch.”

The Hill reports Buffett has been a long-time friend and political supporter of Obama, adding that he had also given the former president economic policy advice. Obama later awarded Buffett the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

According to the Omaha World-Herald (OWH), Obama has been raising money for his presidential library, but it’s unclear if that topic was discussed at the meeting on Sunday.

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The reports say the meeting was low-key with no press corps in sight. Obama was making the stop in Nebraska on his way to San Jose, California. Only a few people in Nebraska heard the former president was in town.

“They drove right past us,” 18-year-old Sandy Griffin told OWH. “It was really cool.”

H/T: The Hill, Omaha World-Herald


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