Nikkei reports from a Gates speech in New York, “that trying to stop Beijing from developing innovative technologies is “beyond realistic.”

“Huawei, like all goods and services, should be subject to an objective test. The rule that everything that comes from China is bad … that is one crazy approach to trying to take advantage of innovation.”

Marrian Zhou, writing in Nikkei, added, “When the event moderator said the Trump administration is unlikely to consider that approach as sufficient to solve security concerns, Gates replied: ‘Anyone with tech expertise would think so.'”

Gates retired from Microsoft in 2007. His foundation has done important work around the world for health.

Bill also made an exaggerated comment about Elisabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax. However, he also implied he would vote for her over Trump.