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.