The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has a big chance to “Make America Great Again”, and in the words of Bill Gates, the Republican has been presented with an opportunity to establish “American leadership through innovation.”
Bill Gates, 61, granted CNBC an interview where he spoke about multiple issues relating to Trump’s election and the mountainous challenges ahead.
The American billionaire investor said: “A lot of his message has been about … where he sees things not as good as he’d like.”
The Microsoft co-founder appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, a popular “pre-market” morning news and talk show where people from all walks of life [business, politics, sports etc.] are invited to tell their most important stories.
“But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,” Gates continued at the show which is officially hosted by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin.
“I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.”
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Gates revealed during the chat that he has spoken with America’s next Commander-in-Chief, adding that they discussed “the power of innovation.”
“Of course, my whole career has been along those lines. And he was interested in listening to that. And I’m sure there will be further conversation,” the father-of-three added.
Surprisingly, Gates disclosed that the discussion between him and Trump on “the power of innovation” was their first conversation ever.
However, the technology entrepreneur confirmed that they both share some mutual friends.
Bill Gates, one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution, has been criticized for his business tactics. His strategies have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion that has in some cases been upheld by numerous court rulings.