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Clinton backer Benioff says he sees a 'great future' despite Trump win

While Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff backed Hillary Clinton in this year's presidential race, he says he is looking forward to the future with President-elect Donald Trump in the White House.

"I'm not a Republican. And I'm not a Democrat either. You know that I view myself just as an American. And I'm looking forward to a great future," Benioff told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on Thursday.

Benioff also said that he believes Twitter played an instrumental role in electing the new president. What he is most excited about is that the election is now over, allowing the country to move forward together.

"I certainly respect the results and the will of the American people … I respect democracy. And I want to move forward with an open heart and an open mind," Benioff said.





Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.
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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.

Moving forward, Benioff said he is a "huge bull" for growth in 2017 to 2019. Looking at the global economy and from what he has heard from customers, Benioff added that many companies have moved past the issues that once plagued American business in 2008.

Salesforce reported earnings on Thursday and delivered a 3-cent earnings beat from a 21-cent basis, with higher-than-expected revenues, which rose 25 percent year-over-year. Management also issued strong guidance for the next quarter and raised the full-year forecast. The stock was up more than 5 percent in after-hours trading in response.

However, while some technology stocks bounced back on Thursday, many have sold off recently. Benioff said, "I think that's silly."

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