Obama calls Buffett to wish him well after cancer news

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, April 18 Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:24pm EDT

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, April 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called Warren Buffett on Wednesday, the White House said, following the billionaire investor's disclosure that he had been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer.

"They spoke briefly, he (Obama) wished him well," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with Obama to an event in Ohio.