Warren Buffett: Elizabeth Warren "Would Do Better If She Was Less Angry And Demonized Less"

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On Monday's broadcast of CNBC's Squawk Box, famed investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as being too "angry" and "violent" in her language.

"I think that she would do better if she was less angry and demonized less," Warren said to CNBC contributor Andrew Ross Sorkin. "I believe in hate the sin, love the sinner. And I also believe in praising by name and criticizing by category. And I'm not sure that I've totally convinced Elizabeth Warren that that's the way to go."

"It does not help when you demonize or get too violent with the people you're talking to," Buffett also said.

ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, CNBC: Warren, what do you make of Elizabeth Warren and especially her views of Wall Street?

WARREN BUFFETT: Well, I think that she would do better if she was less angry and demonized less. I believe in hate the sin, love the sinner. And I also believe in praising by name and criticizing by category. And I'm not sure that I've totally convinced Elizabeth Warren that that's the way to go.

SORKIN: Have you tried to convince her?

BUFFETT: No, no. And listen, don't pick her out of -- there's plenty of other candidates that their styles are not 100% my style. But I do think it's a mistake to get angry with your -- with people that disagree with you. I mean, in the end we do have to work together. I think the whole nature of governing, particularly when you have divided government like we have now, is that you'll end up with bills that each side doesn't like but they like it better than doing nothing. I mean, that's -- that's the way government has to function. And it does not help when you demonize or get too violent with the people you're talking to.

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