May 17, 2018 - Technology

Bill Gates: Trump didn't know HIV and HPV were different

In a meeting with Bill Gates, President Donald Trump asked the Microsoft founder and philanthropist to explain if there is a difference between HIV and HPV more than once, according to video obtained by MSNBC.

Why it matters: Gates is one of the most prominent advocates for vaccines and curing diseases across the globe. It's noteworthy that Trump didn't know there was a difference between two very different sexually transmitted diseases.

More from the footage of Gates:

  • He said he "avoided" then-candidate Trump prior to the election when they were in the same place, and it was "scary how much he knew about my daughter's appearance."
  • He also said that Trump was at an event in Florida, was speaking to Gates' daughter "and was being super nice, and then about 20 minutes later he flew in in a helicopter to the same place. So clearly he...wanted to make a grand entrance."
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