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Bill Gates Discusses 2 Meetings With Trump Where He Answered Public Health-Related Questions

The Guardian: Bill Gates: Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV
“Bill Gates, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a ‘scary’ amount about Gates’s daughter’s looks…” (Smith, 5/18).

The Hill: Bill Gates: I had to explain to Trump the difference between HIV, HPV
“…MSNBC’s ‘All in With Chris Hayes’ aired footage Thursday night of the Microsoft founder speaking at a Gates Foundation event, telling the crowd about two meetings he had with Trump, one at Trump Tower during the presidential transition and another at the White House last year…” (Thomsen, 5/17).

HuffPost: Bill Gates Says Trump Didn’t Know The Difference Between HPV And HIV
“… ‘He wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV,’ Gates said in the clip. ‘So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other’…” (Madani, 5/17).

NBC News: Bill Gates says Trump asked the difference between HIV and HPV
“… ‘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,’ Gates said. ‘And somebody, Robert Kennedy Jr., was advising him that vaccines were causing bad things and I said, “No, that is a dead end, that would be a bad thing, do not do that”‘…” (Jamieson, 5/18).

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