Gates To Trump: Offered White House Position Is ‘Not A Good Use Of My Time’

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Bill Gates during the Malaria Summit in Northumberland Avenue on April 18, 2018, in London, England. The Commonwealth Business Forum (CHOGM) will discuss practical ways to enhance trade, ... LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Bill Gates during the Malaria Summit in Northumberland Avenue on April 18, 2018, in London, England. The Commonwealth Business Forum (CHOGM) will discuss practical ways to enhance trade, showcase investment opportunities and promote sustainable development. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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When Bill Gates brought up the vacant White House science adviser position to President Donald Trump in an Oval Office meeting last month, Trump immediately offered him the position—only to be rebuffed.

“That’s not a good use of my time,” Gates responded, according to an interview he did with health care news site Stat published Monday.

The two have reportedly met three times since the 2016 election, and Gates said he spoke with Trump about topics ranging from global pandemics to vaccinations.

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