Very wise words from Bill Gates here.
You do have to be careful.
INTERVIEWER: “I also want to ask you about something else in the public arena. It was reported at that time that you had a number of meetings with Jeffrey Epstein who when you met him 10 years ago he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from minors. What did you know about him when you were meeting with him as you’ve said yourself in the hopes of raising money?”
GATES: “You know I had dinners with him, I regret doing that. He had relationships with, uh, people he said you know would give to global health which is a, uh, interest I have, you know, not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction, uh, you know those meetings were were a mistake, they didn’t result in, uh, what he purported and I cut them off, you know, that goes back a long time ago now, uh, there’s, you know, so there’s nothing new on that.”
INTERVIEWER: “It was reported that you continued to meet with him over several years, and that in other words, a number of meetings, uh, what did you do when you found out about his background?”
GATES: “Well, and you know I’ve said I regretted having those dinners, uh, and there’s nothing absolutely nothing new on that.”
INTERVIEWER: “Is there a lesson for you for anyone else looking looking at this?”
GATES: “Well, he’s dead so, uh, you know in general you always have to be careful, uh and you know the you know I’m I’m very proud of what we’ve done in philanthropy very proud of the work of the foundation you know that’s that’s what I get up every day and focus on.”
The interview aired on PBS earlier this week.
You wouldn’t think they would air that part, but honestly, it looks like Bill’s getting thrown under the bus.