Friday, 22 June, 2018

Bill Gates talks about his awkward meetings with Donald Trump

Mr Gates disclosed that President Trump twice asked him to clarify the difference between HIV and HPV Mr Gates disclosed that President Trump twice asked him to clarify the difference between HIV and HPV
Marlene Weaver | 18 May, 2018, 16:44

MSNBC's Chris Hayes last night played a recording of Bill Gates at a Gates Foundation meeting relating conversations with Donald Trump.

Gates said that he met with Trump after his election at Trump Tower in NY and then again in March of 2017.

"In fact, he went up and talked to Jen and was being super nice and then 20 minutes later he flew in a helicopter into the same place". Not only that, but Gates was rather disturbed by how much Trump knew about the appearance of his daughter, Jennifer. "Melinda [Gates's wife] didn't like that too well", he added.

During the meetings, Mr Trump also asked "if vaccines weren't a bad thing because he was considering a commission to look into ill effects of vaccines", Mr Gates said. But Hayes reported that he is specifically talking about Trump, and indicated that there was "More tonight", suggesting there may be more footage providing the relevant context. One of the meetings occurred during the presidential transition, and the other in 2017. At that meeting, in Trump Tower, Gates said he advised Trump to "be associated with innovation".

The billionaire philanthropist also said Trump made "scary" observations about Gates' daughter, Jennifer.

He was quizzed on the differences between the two conditions during a get-together at Trump Tower when Mr Gates mentioned that science and innovation were great things
Bill Gates says Donald Trump didn't know what HIV was

Bill Gates recently slammed Donald Trump's policies but he's generally avoided making comments on Trump's intelligence or character, or lack thereof. Yes, according to Gates, the president of the United States of America does not know there is a difference between two entirely different yet well-known viruses.

As the audience laughs, Mr Gates, with his arms crossed, smiled and continued: 'So I was able to explain that those were rarely confused with each other'.

Trump has repeatedly questioned the need for vaccines, and has repeated a debunked theory that they are linked to autism in infants and young children.

For the record: HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a very common sexually transmitted disease that often causes no symptoms, but that can lead to an increased risk of cancer in some people. He said: 'Trump hears that you don't like what Trump is doing.' And I thought, 'Wow, but you're Trump.' I didn't know the third-party form was always expected.

Although the president had asked him to be a science adviser, he told him that he did not believe the role would be a good use of his time.

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