Bill Gates had the chance to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. After speaking with Donald Trump, Bill Gates compares Trump to JFK.
Bill Gates on Donald Trump
President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to establish "American leadership through innovation," Bill Gates told CNBC on Tuesday.
"A lot of his message has been about ... where he sees things not as good as he'd like," the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said on "Squawk Box."
"But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that," Gates continued, "I think whether it's education or stopping epidemics ... [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump's] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation."
Gates said it was the first time he had spoken with Trump, though he said they have mutual friends.
Bill Gates was happy with their conversation. Additionally, he is sure there will be further conversations between the two of them. Trump is really expanding his network this week.