Bill Gates Leaves Open The Possibility Of Voting For Trump
Billionaire Bill Gates panned Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax ideas Wednesday and did not rule out possibly voting for President Donald Trump in 2020 if he is the more “professional” candidate.
“If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine,” Gates said during a New York Times conference when discussing a possible wealth tax.
“But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over.” Warren is one of the top Democratic contenders for the White House.
Gates also added that he was “just kidding.”
Gates’s comment came after Warren announced Friday that she would double her billionaire wealth tax to pay for her “Medicare for All” proposal, increasing the number to 6% from 3% on wealth over 10 figures.
Her tax would also impose a 2% tax on income worth over $50 million.