Long time Democratic supporter Bill Gates will not commit to voting for Elizabeth Warren over Donald Trump.

By |2019-11-08T05:01:42-09:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Well, this is treoubling.

Couresy of Mediaite:

Speaking at a forum in New York with New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates came off as far from enthusiastic about Warren 2020. Speaking about the wealth tax, Gates said there’s a limit to what he would be willing to pay.

“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said. “But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.”

Sorkin asked Gates if he’d consider sitting down with the Massachusetts senator.

“I’m not sure how open minded she is — or that she’d even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money,” Gates said.

Then, Sorkin posed a scenario which, for the moment, is a hypothetical — albeit one which appears to have more of a chance of happening by the day. The Times writer asked Gates who he would back in a general election: Warren or President Donald Trump.

And despite being a vocal Trump critic in the past, Gates would not commit to supporting Warren to defeat the president.

“I’m not going to make political declarations,” Gates said. “But I do think no matter what policy somebody has in mind … whoever I decide will have the more professional approach in the current situation, probably is the thing I will weigh the most. And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate.”

Elizabeth Warren is all about avoiding donations from big business interests so she does not need Gates to back her campaign financially, however he is a well-respected voice in the liberal community and he certainly speaks for a lot of traditionally Democrat supporting rich folks who are concerned about what a Warren presidency might mean for their bottom. line. 

Perhaps Waren herself does not care if every super-wealthy person in this country turns against her, but if they start spending money to defeat her that could be an insurmountable obstacle for her campaign to overcome. 

Since this article was posted Warren did reach out to Gates. 

Warren is very gifted at explaining her policies to people so perhaps she can bring him around.

I hope so because with the wealthy donors at Trump’s disposal we are going to need some deep pockets to buy enough TV, newspaper, and internet ads to stay competitive. 

Update: Warren actually responded twice to this comment by Gates.

The second response included a tax calculator for billionaires. 

She really does have a plan for everything. 

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14 Comments

  1. Kimberly Guilfoyle Is A Repulsive Lizard November 8, 2019 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Is he manstrating?

    • Tim Apple November 8, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

      BINGO and NOT a Democrat…Microsoft…DOS?…All Bull$hit…Bite Me!

    • Ovulation November 8, 2019 at 11:18 am - Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwLuMUI-NfE

      “I’d Love To Change The World” by Ten Years After

    • Penelope November 8, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

      https://www.salon.com/2019/11/08/now-mike-bloomberg-wants-to-run-why-are-these-whiny-billionaires-all-up-in-our-faces/

      “All this follows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grabbing headlines last month, when audio was released of him going on a major victim trip in the face of Warren’s candidacy, saying,
      “if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight.””

      Hot or NoT
      FUCK ZUCK!!

      “it’s probably no surprise that Bill Gates — who has gotten an atypical amount of attention lately due to his regrettable relationship with sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein — got flamed far and wide for making an unfunny joke about Warren’s proposed wealth tax this week.”

      “Part of that is no doubt the perception that Warren has the wind at her back and can really win this thing. But I suspect gender plays a big role, too. However hurt men with fragile egos are by male criticism, the words of women tend to cut more deeply. Women are still expected to be flatterers and soothers, and so a woman who bucks that role to offer robust criticism gets a lot more notice — and anger — from delicate men.

      THIS MATTERS. because this isn’t about money — not really.”
      “Warren is clearly delighted by the negative attention from billionaires, sending out a fundraising email mocking billionaires for
      “literally shedding tears” at the idea they may “no longer have a government that caters to their every need.”

  2. My $0.02 November 8, 2019 at 6:13 am - Reply

    bwahahahaha And there you have it in spades.

    Disclainer: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation give away millions annually in philanthropic donations.
    Okay, we’re all good with that, right?

    Worth $70 BILLION, he wonders how much he’ll have left…..,
    Good Lord. I’ll take my paltry little life, thank you, while he sweats.

    Of course, we won’t know what nor how to think until Oprah weighs in.
    No pun intended.

  3. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 7:08 am - Reply

    OMG, let me get out my little violin.. I’m so poor.. well if he was paying his fair share to begin with he wouldn’t have to sit up nights worrying about what is left of his billions.

    The arrogance is surreal, maybe he should try living on the minimum wage he pays his workers for a month and see reality.

    Maybe Bill needs to budget himself, after all how can he spend more than a few billion/year or is he worried he won’t make the Forbes list?

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Ha. Yah Microsoft employees make… oh … just a little bit over minimum. Just a smidge lolol.

      • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

        @ 1:57 All the packaging is done in factories, hardly more than minimum wage and probable done overseas LOL

  4. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 9:05 am - Reply

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/07/business/america-number-one-oil-producer-now/index.html

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2019/11/06/warren-wealth-tax-dimon-cooperman-orig.cnn-business?iid=ob_market_video

    Watch this billionaire get choked up talking about Warren’s wealth tax

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon have criticized presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren for “vilifying” the rich.

  5. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Money money, its a rich mans world. Lets face it folks without money bill gates and mark zuckerberg would not even have had wives. When ur rich the world kisses ur ass. They dont want to come down one bit and donald gets them.

    • Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      To wit…Stephen Miller is getting married.

  6. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 9:23 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/billionaires-democratic-primary-bill-gates-mike-bloomberg_n_5dc4f07fe4b00927b2308d5d

    The Billionaires Hit The Panic Button
    Bill Gates is thinking about voting for Donald Trump, while Mike Bloomberg intends to vote for himself.

    Gates misses is that there are no reputable personal fortunes measured in the billions of dollars. Behind every great fortune is a great crime, and the ability to amass billions is never due to one genius idea or product, but to the ability to distort the political system in your favor. Even Gates made his money flouting U.S. antitrust law. And the foundations to which billionaires commit their fortunes are not charities, but essentially private governments that organize the resources of the planet and the policies by which those resources are allocated.

    For Bloomberg, controlling a private government is not enough. He wants the public government too. And his candidacy gives Democrats a very clear choice. They can have billionaires or they can have democracy.

    • My $0.02 November 8, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Interesting that out he pops after Judge Judy’s op-ed NYT and now she is on Bill Maher tonight.
      “I have another of my sick headaches, Frank!” — Phyllis Stevens “Bewitched”

  7. Anonymous November 8, 2019 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Maybe Bill Gates should think twice about his billions before voting for dictator donnie, next thing he knows the ‘government” will be confiscating his company just like trump’s idol putin did in russia.

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