Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things.
In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
“He knew my daughter Jennifer, because Trump hias this horse show thing down in Florida and in fact he went up and talked to Jen and he was being super nice and then like twenty minutes later he flew in in a helicopter to the same place, so clearly he had been driven away but he wanted to make a grand entrance so he flew in, in a helicopter. Anyway, so when I first talked to him, it was actually kind of scary how much he knew about my daughter’s appearance,” Gates said. “Melinda [Gates’ Wife] didn’t like that too much.”
Gates then discussed a meeting he had with President Trump in March 2017, after he was elected to the White House. “In both of those two meetings, he asked me if vaccines weren’t a bad thing because he was considering a commission to look into ill-effects of vaccines and somebody – I think it was Robert Kennedy Jr – was advising him that vaccines were causing bad things. And I said no, that’s a dead end, that would be a bad thing, don’t do that,” Gates stated. “Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV so I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other.”
In another clip from the same interview, Gates discussed his first meeting with President Trump in which he allegedly referred to himself in the third person: “His first sentence kind of threw me off, [Trump] said: ‘Trump hears that you don’t like what Trump’s doing.’ And I thought, ‘Wow… But you’re Trump?’ So I didn’t know if the third-party form was what was expected. ‘Gates says, Gates knows that you’re not doing things right,’” said Gates to laughs from the crowd.