In the meetings the two discussed an array of topics, including energy, health and education. The tech giant told Politico in March that he planned to explain the importance of foreign aid to the president during their meeting.
Although initially Gates thought Trump "was being super nice" to meet with his daughter Jennifer, ahead of his sit down with him, that opinion soon changed when the president started talking about Gates' daughter.
"And I said, 'no, that's a dead end". "Belinda didn't like that too much".
Gates continued, saying that after meeting with his daughter, Trump wanted to stay true to his showmanship.
"And then like 20 minutes later he flew in in a helicopter to the same place", Gates said of the encounter. "So clearly he had been driven away but he wanted to make a grand entrance in a helicopter".
That was not all. But you're Trump?' So I didn't know if the third-party form was what was expected. "I didn't put him to the test, whether that was a serious thing or not". He spoke about the first time he ever met Trump and the two meetings he had with him following the 2016 election. Gates said he told Trump not to chase such conspiracy theories and embrace science and innovation instead. It's not important that the most powerful man in the world isn't sure of whether it's a disease that leads to AIDS and has killed millions, or a commonplace vaccine. "So I was able to explain that those were rarely confused with each other". At this point the audience burst out laughing.
Bill Gates has previously said President Donald Trump tried to hire him as the White House science adviser. Tara Dowdell, Democratic strategist, told the MSNBC host: "We're looking at a president that doesn't know the difference between HIV and HPV but he has memorised Bill Gates' daughter's appearance".
Maybe Donald Trump isn't actually the "stable genius" he claims to be, as he certainly isn't the latter.