In case you haven't noticed, a lot of billionaires are doing more than just dipping their toes in the political waters this presidential election season. It seems like every day, another billionaire is very publicly and emphatically endorsing Hillary Clinton.
Whether it's more politically experienced billionaires like former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, celebrity billionaires like Oprah Winfrey, or multi-faceted billionaires like Mark Cuban, it sure seems like the most famous rich Americans are "with her."
Of course Donald Trump is a billionaire himself with a few billionaire backers of his own, such as Carl Icahn, Harold Hamm, and Peter Thiel. It's not that billionaires usually sit out elections, but this time their collective involvement seems to be on steroids with so many of them speaking in prime time slots at the national conventions, appearing at campaign rallies, and making numerous TV appearances on behalf of their favorite candidates.
But on Monday evening, we got to see the one billionaire who makes these new and even not-so-new politically activist billionaires look like nothing. At a Clinton campaign rally in suburban Omaha, Buffett eviscerated Trump's business and investing skills, even saying that a "monkey throwing a dart" would have brought better returns to investors than Trump did with his Atlantic City hotels listing back in 1995. Buffett joined the chorus of Trump critics demanding that he release his tax returns. And he questioned Trump's basic decency for sparring with the Muslim parents of a U.S. soldier killed in the Iraq war.