Donald Trump:’Bill Gates in my Trump Tower office-great guy!’
Bill Gates arrived at Trump Tower for the first ever, face-to-face meeting between the business titans.
The meeting lasted for just over an hour, and Gates briefly talked to reporters on his way out of the building:“It was a good time,” the billionaire philanthropist said of the meeting. “We had a good conversation about innovation, how it can help in health, education, the impact of foreign aid and energy, and a wide-ranging conversation about power of innovation.”
“In the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that, I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics, other health breakthroughs, finishing polio and in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that his administration is going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.”
Gates revealed that he spoke with the president-elect on the phone after the election, and appeared upbeat that he would pursue “the power of innovation.”But Gates spent most of his interview promoting his new initiative to move the world into a “green” clean energy future.
“I think this administration likes a good deal,” Gates said, signaling his hope that Washington D.C. would increase the research and development spending for cheap sources of clean energy.