Trump meets Gates on for­eign aid cuts

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Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump met with Mi­crosoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates at the White House on Mon­day, just days af­ter re­leas­ing a bud­get pro­posal that would im­pose deep cuts on fund­ing for many of the causes cham­pi­oned by the bil­lion­aire philanthropist. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the two spoke about their “shared com­mit­ment to find­ing and stop­ping dis­ease out­breaks around the world.” Gates, who wrote an ar­ti­cle say­ing cuts to for­eign aid Trump pro­posed would make Amer­ica “less safe,” didn’t speak to re­porters after­ward. Gates has spent much of his time in re­cent years pro­mot­ing global de­vel­op­ment and health through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion.

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