Bill Gates Won’t Rule Out Trump Vote After Attacks On Warren
Bill Gates may cast his vote for sitting President Donald Trump if Democratic Candidate Elizabeth Warren wins the Primaries. It’s easy to understand why Gates, a billionaire and one of the world’s richest people, might feel some distress over a potential Elizabeth Warren Presidency. New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, Gates made his Warren hesitancy known by attacking Warren’s war on wealth.
“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”
Sorkin asked if Gates would be willing to sit down with the Massachussetes Senator, to which Gate’s responded in an icy manner.
“I’m not sure how open minded she is — or that she’d even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money,” Gates said.
Sorkin then breached the obvious question, which is what Gates might do given he’s confronted by a decision between Warren and Trump.
“I’m not going to make political declarations,” Gates said. “But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind … whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most. And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.”
Clearly, Gates doesn’t rule out a Trump vote. Like Zuckerberg who has also criticized Warren’s attacks on big tech, Gates would seemingly benefit from steering clear of an Elizabeth Warren Presidency. Her aggressive tax plan redistributes wealth in the most aggressive way our country would ever see. And the burden is likely to be placed not only on the uber-rich, but the middle class. Nothing’s free.
Author: Jim Satney
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