‘Scary How Much He Knew About My Daughter’s Appearance’
Bill Gates, the billionaire businessman and founder of Microsoft, mocked President Donald Trump at a talk before his foundation, claiming the president repeatedly asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and made his wife uncomfortable.
In video obtained by Chris Hayes and aired on his MSNBC show All In, Gates dishes on several meetings he had with Trump, a fellow billionaire businessman, at Trump Tower and The White House.
Speaking before Gates Foundation staff, he revealed that the president (who once said evading sexually transmitted diseases in the 1990s was his own personal Vietnam) didn’t know the difference between HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, and HPV, an infection that can cause genital warts and cancer.
“Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV,” Gates said, as the crowd of his staffers burst out laughing. “So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other.”
Trump has often expressed his belief in the conspiracy theory that vaccines cause autism, and Gates said that the president invited him to the White House in March, 2017 to discuss forming a commission to address the supposed link.
“In both of those two meetings, he asked me if vaccines weren’t a bad thing,” Gates said, adding he advised him dump the idea and embrace science and innovation. Read More
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