Bill Gates

Melinda Gates embraces public role, calls out Trump

Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press:

GIVING PLEDGE

Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked Trump to sign "The Giving Pledge," a movement Gates founded that asks billionaires to commit to donating most of their wealth to charity.

"We've never had a direct conversation about that," Gates said. "It's always a voluntary thing, and as I do dinners, I meet with a lot of people but never discussed it with him."

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