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Bill Gates: I'm going to tell Trump why foreign aid is important

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Bill Gates at Trump Tower in December 2016. Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP via Getty Images

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is meeting with President Trump today at the White House. Ahead of that meeting, he told Politico's Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman that he'll try to impress upon Trump how crucial foreign aid is to the U.S.'s longevity.

"I’ll take his framework … and I’ll explain that even within that narrow framework where you don’t take into account things like saving lives in Africa and the pure humanitarian benefit, even without that, this is money well spent."
— Gates at a Politico event