President-elect Joe Biden has been receiving congratulatory messages from world leaders, Hollywood stars and other public figures ever since it was announced that he would be replacing Donald Trump at the White House. Among them was Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who took to Twitter to congratulate Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, expressing that he was looking forward to working with their administration.
With Americans, and non-Americans, waiting for the Biden-Harris administration to get things started, Gates spoke about how he was looking forward to working with the new administration to ensure the Covid-19 pandemic was brought under control. However, the reactions to Gates’ tweet were mostly negative, with some mocking the coming administration postingmemes that read, “You think they let you choose the president” and others speaking of getting mandatory vaccines.
In a long message — broken down into two tweets, Gates wrote, “Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. Thank you to the election officials and campaign workers who worked tirelessly to ensure a record number of Americans could cast a ballot and have it counted during such a challenging time for our country. I look forward to working with the new administration and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control, engaging partners around the world on issues like poverty and climate change, and addressing issues of inequality and opportunity at home.”
I look forward to working with the new administration and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control, engaging partners around the world on issues like poverty and climate change, and addressing issues of inequality and opportunity at home.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) November 7, 2020
His tweet mentioned “climate change” and “issues of inequality” – an indirect dig at President Donald Trump, who has been accused of not paying enough attention to them. This, of course, comes as no surprise, as Gates has expressed his displeasure with the Trump administration when it comes to handling the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the United States very hard – the virus has claimed more than 238,000 lives, with cases surging to 9.7 million. Read Full Article >