Bill and Melinda Gates add to media’s anti-Trump campaign
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is the latest establishment figure to attack President Trump in what looks like a coordinated series of planted media stories to try to discredit the president as the Biden campaign struggles.
In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Gates said that under Trump he has no faith in the efforts by the FDA to develop a vaccine to combat COVID-19.
“Historically, just like the CDC was viewed as the best in the world, the FDA had that same reputation as a top-notch regulator,” Gates told Bloomberg Television. “But there’s been some cracks with some of the things they’ve said at the commissioner level.”
On the other hand, Gates expressed unbounded faith in the drug companies who are manufacturing the vaccines as having the purest motives.
“These companies are very professional and the benefits of the vaccine here are very dramatic,” Gates said. “Thank goodness that we have this private-sector expertise that we want to shape into a global public good that gets to everybody on the planet.”
Gates slammed Trump for not spending enough U.S. money on vaccinations for other countries and for accentuating global “inequity.”
“The inequity of this — whether it’s between citizens in the country, blue collar versus white collar, Blacks experiencing a higher sickness rate than others — poor countries can’t borrow money and spend money like the U.S. and other rich countries have,” Gates said. “Almost every dimension of inequity has been accentuated here.”
Trump has recently seen a wave of unprecedented, daily attacks from establishment figures who have claimed Trump called dead U.S. soldiers “losers,” lied about the COVID-19 virus and is a “pawn” of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, along with other allegations.
The allegations, however, are coming from those who have policy differences with the president and are largely manufactured allegations to cover for those differences.
Retired Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman for example, who disagrees with Trump’s policy of detente with Russia, and was a key witness in the Ukrainian impeachment disaster for the Democrats, recently called Trump “Putin’s useful idiot,” in widely covered interviews.
In fact, Trump simply doesn’t agree with Vindman that Russia presents as much danger as other threats, because Russia spends only $65.1 billion per year on defense, while the U.S. and NATO allies spend nearly one trillion U.S. dollars annually on defense and China spends about $180 billion each year.
Likewise, Gates has policy differences with Trump.
Gates pushed for more draconian measures like nationwide long-term lockdowns and forced vaccinations to combat COVID-19.
“Gates’s words were echoed by his spouse, Melinda Gates, who told Axios on HBO last weekend that only a ‘lack of leadership’ explains why far more people have died in the U.S. than in other developed countries,” says CBS News.
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