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Warren Buffett asked if Clinton lost votes because she is a woman — hear his answer

Warren Buffett speaks onstage during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says there's "no question" that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost votes because she is a woman.

Buffett, who strongly supported Clinton and staunchly opposed Trump throughout the presidential campaign, told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an interview that aired Saturday that Clinton lost, at least in part, because of her gender.

"Sure. She lost some votes because of that. She probably got some votes because of that. I don't know the balance of the two," Buffett said.

"There's no question there would be a lot of votes against because she is a woman, not like it would have been 30 or 40 years ago, but there would be a lot of votes," he added. "There would be a lot of votes for her because she is a woman. How the balance came out I wouldn't know. People wouldn't necessarily give you an honest answer on that if you were polling them."

Buffett said in the same interview that he supports President-elect Donald Trump and would even give his fellow billionaire economic policy advice, should he ask for it.

"I support any president of the United States. It's very important that the American people coalesce behind the president. That doesn't mean they can't criticize him or they can't disagree with what he's doing, maybe. But we need a country unified. He deserves everybody's respect," Buffett said.

Buffett is the chairman and CEO of the Omaha, Nebraska-based holding company Berkshire Hathaway. The 86-year-old businessman is ranked as the third wealthiest American with an estimated net worth of $70.3 billion, according to Forbes.

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