- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

After meeting on Tuesday with President-elect Donald Trump, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said their conversation focused on how the “power of innovation” can reshape everything from education to energy.

“It was a good time,” Mr. Gates, who currently ranks as the wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of $81.7 billion, told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower.

“We had a good conversation about innovation, how it can help in health, education, the impact of foreign aid and energy, and a wide-ranging conversation about power of innovation,” he said.

The meeting came a day before Mr. Trump is scheduled to host a “Technology Summit” with industry leaders at Trump Tower.

Earlier, Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller said the meeting with Mr. Gates and the tech summit are part of Mr. Trump’s agenda to make the U.S. a leader in innovation.

“This is the type of president we’re going to see from Donald Trump where we want to make sure we are leading on the world stage, bringing the best and the brightest together to constantly push the envelope for new development,” Mr. Miller told reporters in a conference call.

He declined to provide additional details about the summit.

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