Donald Trump meets Bill Gates after president aims for big cuts to foreign aid


Donald Trump meets Bill Gates after president aims for big cuts to foreign aid
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    President Donald Trump met with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at the White House on Monday, just days after releasing a budget proposal that would impose deep cuts on funding for many of the causes championed by the billionaire…
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President Donald Trump met with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates at the White House on Monday, just days after releasing a budget proposal that would impose deep cuts on funding for many of the causes championed by the billionaire philanthropist.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the two spoke about their "shared commitment to finding and stopping disease outbreaks around the world." Gates, who wrote an article saying cuts to foreign aid Trump proposed would make America "less safe," didn't speak to reporters afterward.

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Sarah Logan, a spokeswoman for the the foundation, said in a statement after the meeting that the organisation "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."

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