But after Mr Trump secured the U.S. presidency, Mr Gates revealed he had spoken with the President on two occasions - once at Trump Tower in New York City in December 2016 and again in March 2017 at the White House. "And I said no, that's a dead end, that would be a bad thing, don't do that", Gates said.
While speaking at an event at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the tech guru and billionaire philanthropist said that the United States president inquired about the difference between HIV and HPV on two separate occasions.
Gates also noted: "When I first talked to [Trump] it was actually kind of scary how much he knew about my daughter's appearance". "Melinda [Gates's wife] didn't like that too well", he added. But you're Trump?' So I didn't know if the third-party form was what was expected.
He was quizzed on the differences between the two conditions during a get-together at Trump Tower, when Mr Gates mentioned that science and innovation were great things.
He explained that Trump and Gates" daughter Jennifer Gates had met at an event in Florida where Trump was being "super nice" to her, left the event and then came back twenty minutes later in a helicopter because "he wanted to make a grand entrance'. "There was a thing during the election where he and I were at the same place and I avoided him", Gates said.
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He also highlighted Trump's well-known obsession with vaccines, which the president believes are linked to autism-a venerable and thoroughly debunked theory.
It can't be a conspiracy of any sort that billionaire businessman, Microsoft founder Bill Gates now choose to talk about his meetings with President Donald Trump, asserting: "Scary How Much He (Trump) Knew About My Daughter's Appearance".
On Twitter, one user wrote "Bill Gates out there owning Donald Trump like he was headlining the White House Correspondents' Dinner".
When the president asked him whether he wanted to serve as a "science adviser", Gates simply replied, "That's not a good use of my time". Unlike some other viruses, the human body can't get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment.
Donald Trump is so confused about the difference between HIV and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that he has had to ask Bill Gates to explain the difference. There are many different types of HPV.
Genital HPV infections are common and highly contagious.