When it comes to things that Donald Trump doesn’t understand or know, I think I can publish an entire series of novels and it would come to more than your standard collection of encyclopedias.
While we’re used to Trump shoving his own foot in his mouth, this time, we’re blessed to see someone else calling him out for his stupidity. MSNBC aired some “never before seen” footage of Bill Gates talking about meeting with Donald Trump twice after he won the election. Through the humor, there were some pretty disturbing things that went on between Gates and Trump.
First–he said that he had never personally met Trump before he was elected, however, Trump had met his daughter. Knowing Trump’s history with young, attractive women–any dad would feel uncomfortable knowing this. To top it all off, when they did meet, Trump “described her appearance in detail.” Disgusting? I think so.
Anyway, so when I first talked to him it was actually kind of scary how much he knew about my daughter’s appearance. [Gates’ wife] Melinda did not like that too well.
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) May 18, 2018
Things get really interesting when Gates discusses Trump’s conversation with him on medical innovation. For one, Trump has no idea what his stance on vaccinations is. In fact, you’d think the President of the United States would be informed enough to know–but, nope. Gates said in the two times he met Trump:
In both of those two meetings he asked me if vaccines weren’t a bad thing because he was considering a commission to look into ill-effects of vaccines. And somebody, Robert Kennedy Jr., was advising him that vaccines were causing bad things and I said, ‘No, that is a dead end, that would be a bad thing, do not do that.’
Well, I don’t think that takes a genius to understand. But, then again, Trump isn’t the brightest light on the Christmas tree. While it seems as though this conversation is crazy enough to make anyone lose their mind–it got worse. It got way worse.
“Both times he wanted to know the difference between HIV and HPV and so I was able to explain that those are things that are rarely confused with each other.”
How. Just how?
ICYDK–HPV and HIV are two completely different diseases. HPV–also known as human papillomavirus–is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs mostly in teens and young adults in their early 20’s. HPV can cause serious health problems–but, there are vaccines for the virus. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus–is a virus that destroys cells in your body and your immune system, which can also lead to AIDS. There is no cure for HIV.
Gates also confessed that Trump spoke about himself in the third person–because, of course, he did. (Insert 3-hour-long eye-roll here).
After watching the video, people on Twitter had some serious thoughts.
Jennifer Gates is 22 years old and Donald Trump is beyond creepy to comment on her appearance to her parents. #LecherousBastard
— Resist, Persist, Coexist (@haleakela19) May 18, 2018
Wow!! My 12 and 15yr old kids could literally reexplain the difference between HIV and HPV to tRump right now. I am sure he is still confused. His attention span doesn't allow him to retain information for very long. If this wasn't so tragic it would be funny!
— TyJustChill (@DayDreamNVegas) May 18, 2018
I predict an early morning Trump tweet stating that he is signing an executive order stating that the entire United States of America must now use only Apple products.
— Kirsten Allison (@KirstenAllison) May 18, 2018
Trump knows that Trump is completely out of his third person mind.
— Larry (@Larry55105356) May 18, 2018
Id anyone asking the question as to "why" the raw dogging fella was asking Bill Gates if HIV and HPV were the same? Was he perhaps asking for a friend? Was his astutely agile mind simply wondering? Hmmmm … the mystery deepens.
— PDF (@MaroonedUSA) May 18, 2018
Trump asked him if there was a difference between HIV AND HPV.
For a guy who's had bareback sex with porn stars- or who's a grown man of 72 years- you'd think he'd be up to speed on that sort of thing.
But, alas, no.
— ? Lorraine ? (@lorrainztweetz) May 18, 2018
Oh toddler in chief @realDonaldTrump isn't going to like this.
— JuneBug (@JMarieT03) May 18, 2018