I’ve always liked Bill Gates. I’m definitely a fanboy of the King of the Nerds. Why? Because Gates is smart, able to separate emotion from rationality, follows facts, and attracts other smart people to himself. In other words, he’s the total opposite of Elizabeth Warren.
Mrs. “I have a plan” is a transparent faker in many things. She has faked her heritage, her qualifications, and her research. She is in every way a fraud. Warren’s so-called healthcare plan has been roundly mocked and called out as bilge; Bill Galston called it “the longest suicide note in recorded history” (H/T Jonah Goldberg). People like Bill Gates can see right through her.
New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin questioned Gates at a forum in New York City. Asked about Warren’s wealth tax, the Microsoft founder was frosty to to the idea.
“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”
Sorkin asked Gates if he’d consider sitting down with the Massachusetts senator.
“I’m not sure how open minded she is — or that she’d even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money,” Gates said.
Gates knows that if she gained the presidency, Warren would spend her days targeting “the rich” because she despises people who gained wealth by real innovation and problem-solving. She thinks all riches are ill-gained, and therefore has no problem removing wealth from the wealthy. Gates has a problem with that, because, well, it’s the wealthy innovators who have solved (and continue to solve) many of the world’s biggest problems, while fraud politicians like Warren plunder their nations’ resources for their own glory.
Now, the kicker: asked if Gates would prefer Warren or President Trump in the general election, Gates, a liberal who has criticized Trump in the past, couldn’t bring himself to give Warren a good word.
“I’m not going to make political declarations,” Gates said. “But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind … whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most. And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.”
Bill Gates might not like Trump’s style, or his bombast, or his incessant tweeting, or his whoppers. But the stock market is setting records, unemployment is low, especially for minorities, and the influence of smart, rich billionaires like Gates in less-developed nations where the Gates Foundation focuses its efforts, is maximized.
The “more professional candidate” may very well be the one liberals who vote with their virtue-signaling hearts versus their heads or wallets think is the devil. Maybe Gates is joining the Yang Gang, or possibly he’s signalling to Trump to get his electability up.
One thing I do know: Gates smells right through Warren’s BS, and he has no problem calling it out publicly. Warren might be leading the Democrats in polls right now, but she’s totally, completely unelectable.