Bill Gates Refuses To Overtly Support Elizabeth Warren Over President Trump — Leftists Are Furious

Written by K. Walker on November 7, 2019

If you thought that the left’s “eat the rich” stance was bad before — brace yourself for what’s coming.

Bill Gates is now facing the online “cancel culture” mob for not overtly denouncing President Trump in an interview in New York.

In an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin, a writer for the New York Times, the founder of Microsoft wasn’t exactly thrilled with the wealth tax proposed by Elizabeth Warren.

As a left-leaning guy, Gates is fine with paying taxes and thinks that the government should be more involved in people’s lives rather than stepping back and allowing them to succeed on their own. He says that he’s a fan of “super-progressive tax systems.” But it seems that there is a limit to the level of taxation that he is willing to subject himself to and says that incredibly high taxation runs the risk of stifling capital-formation and innovation.

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From the video:

GATES: I’ve paid $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes. But, I’m glad to have paid. If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine — but when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over. I’m just kidding. You really want the incentive system to be there and you can go a long ways without threatening that.

SORKIN: Have you ever talked to Elizabeth Warren? Would you? Would you want to?

GATES: 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.

SORKIN: Ok, so let me make it complicated for you. You’ve been — I’ll politely say, public about your misgivings about our current president. If Elizabeth Warren were the other candidate, what would you do?

GATES: I’m not going to make political declarations, 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.

The vocal Trump critic refused to clearly state that he would cast his ballot for Warren.

Leftist blue-checks on Twitter were very, very upset about this.

Yes. I’m sure that Bill Gates is intimidated by Elizabeth Warren.

And the Voice Of Reason Award goes to…

They don’t even see their hypocrisy. It is hilarious!

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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