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Trump Meets Bill Gates After President Seeks Cuts in Foreign Aid

  • Microsoft co-founder criticized Trump budget cuts in article
  • Spicer says shared commitment on fighting disease discussed

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.