Max Zahn with Andy Serwer, Yahoo News, May 10, 2019
The Democrats have made a big mistake in their blanket opposition to the policies of President Donald Trump, especially on immigration, said Charlie Munger, the right-hand man of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett.
“Donald Trump is right on [immigration],” says Munger, 95, in his first interview after the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting. “Democrats are committing suicide…they hate him so much that they’re against him even when he’s right.”
He added, “Very few people want unlimited immigration of a different culture.”
The Trump administration has separated hundreds of migrant children from their families since 2018, as reported by USA Today. A leaked policy draft showed the administration, as early as 2017, sought to separate migrant children from their families as a way to deter other migrants from coming to the United States.
Munger acknowledged that immigration has served as an engine of prosperity for the U.S. at other moments in its history.
“We made it work in America,” he says. “But we had a vacant continent to work on. That was easy. Vacant and rich in oil and minerals.”