Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a surprising assessment of President-Elect Donald Trump. After a phone call with Mr. Trump, Mr. Gates sees a lot of JFK-style leadership and innovation in The Donald. Silicone Valley has been anything but generous in their treatment of candidate Trump in the run-up to the election, so this was not expected. it is good that Donald Trump is displaying these sterling qualities.
“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 he recently spoke on the phone with Trump, and discussed the power of innovation. “Of course, my whole career has been along
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