PBS conducted an interview with Bill Gates and things turned awkward quick after Epstein was brought up.
PBS’s Judy Woodruff was conducting an interview with Bill Gates and asked him what did he do during his meetings with convicted sex offense Jeffery Epstein.
Gates awkwardly replied “I had dinners with him. I regret doing that,”.
Woodruff then replied have you learned any lessons from having a dinner with him to which Gates answered “Well, he’s dead, so in general you always have to be careful”.
It’s been reported that Gates had several dinners with Epstein from 2011-2013.
Here's Bill Gates telling you the lesson of Jeffrey Epstein is, you know, that "he's dead, so…."
It's an international disgrace that Gates is in control of global health policy. https://t.co/ZIuL8wsbdW
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) September 22, 2021
Judy Woodruff asks Bill Gates about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and…wow…it is really something. pic.twitter.com/4XzJfm18qI
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) September 22, 2021
Business Insider had more on the story:
Bill Gates answered questions in a “PBS NewsHour” interview on Tuesday about his meetings with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“I had dinners with him. I regret doing that,” the Microsoft cofounder told PBS’s Judy Woodruff.
In response to Woodruff’s question about whether there was a lesson to learn from the experience, Gates said, “Well, he’s dead, so in general you always have to be careful.”
A New York Times investigation in 2019 found that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013. Epstein pleaded guilty to sex crimes in Florida in 2008.
Epstein was an admitted eugenicist and obsessively talked about population control!
And Bill Gates shared his interest in “global health”!?
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) September 22, 2021
Yahoo News got the scoop too:
Bill Gates appeared flustered and evasive Tuesday when pressed about his relationship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The Microsoft founder was asked about his ties to the deceased financier during a wide-ranging interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff.
“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?” Woodruff asked.
“Uh, you know, I had dinner with him. I regret doing that,” Gates answered. “He had relationships with people he said, you know, would give to global health, which is an interest I have. Not nearly enough philanthropy goes in that direction.”
“Those meetings were a mistake,” he added. “They didn’t result in what he purported, and I cut them off. You know, that goes back a long time ago now. There’s — you know, so there’s nothing new on that.”