Bill Gates And Wife Worried About Trump’s 'America First' Policy
It appears US President Donald Trump’s America First policy does not resonate quite well with world’s richest man, Bill Gates.
The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda expressed their concerns over Trump’s “America First” philosophy in their annual letter to the world.
“More broadly, the America First worldview concerns me. It’s not that the United States shouldn’t look out for its people. The question is how best to do that,” said Bill.
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He said engaging with the world instead of withdrawing from it has proven over time to benefit everyone, including Americans.
“Even if we measured everything the government did only by how much it helped American citizens, global engagement would still be a smart investment,” he said.
The power couple said the Trump administration’s policies affect the foundation’s work in various areas, with “the most concrete example” of foreign aid, which can create jobs at home, prevent disease outbreaks from becoming epidemics, as well as make Americans more secure and poor countries more stable.
Although the Bill and Melinda Foundation disagrees with the Trump administration “more than the others we’ve met with,” Bill said, the couple still believes that “it’s still important to work together whenever possible.”
“We keep talking to them because if the U.S. cuts back on its investments abroad, people in other countries will die, and Americans will be worse off,” Bill added.
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