Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will have another meeting with the US President on Monday, a couple of months after an initial meeting with the president-elect Trump in December (via Geekwire). While we don’t know what will be discussed during the meeting, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said in a statement yesterday that Gates will also talk about philanthropic topics with congressional leaders and administration members:
The foundation has a long history of working with officials on both sides of the aisle to pursue shared priorities like global health and development and domestic education. Bill will meet with congressional leaders and members of the administration to discuss the tremendous progress made to-date in these areas and the critical and indispensable role that the United States has played in achieving these gains.
The US President had a quite complicated relationship with US tech companies so far, with many of them being openly critical of Trump’s restrictive immigration policy. However, Gates no longer has an executive role at Microsoft and is now mostly focused on his philanthropic activities. Following his previous meeting with Trump, Gates stated that both of them had “a good conversation about innovation” and how it can “help in health, education, impact of foreign aid and energy.”Further reading: Bill Gates, Donald Trump