Ken Langone apologizes “if my choice of words was inappropriate — and they well may have been that”
The billionaire founder of Home Depot kind of apologized late Tuesday for likening the populist rhetoric against rich people in modern America to the rhetoric Hitler used in Nazi Germany.
“I hope it's not working,” Ken Langone said in an interview with Politico. “Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”