President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press briefing but did not provide any other details.
The two previously met in December at Trump Tower.
After the meeting, Gates told reporters that the two had a “good conversation” and had discussed “innovation, how it can help in health, education, the impact of foreign aid and energy, and a wide-ranging conversation about power of innovation.”
During his campaign, Trump had mentioned Gates as one of the business leaders he would consult if elected.
“We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way,” Trump had said about turning to the tech industry to help prevent terrorist groups from recruiting through social media.
There was no indication the meeting had to do with Gates’ insistence on directing public policy for education reform, but as he has invested heavily in educational experiments coupled with his support for common core state standards and longitudinal data systems, this might be a topic of discussion[…]