“Donald Trump could be a similar president to John F Kennedy, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates,” Ben Kentish reports for The Independent. “The billionaire entrepreneur said the President-elect embraced ‘innovation’ in the same way as JFK, who served as US President for almost three years before being assassinated in 1963.”

Kentish reports, “Mr Gates told CNBC: ‘A lot of his message has been about… where he sees things not as good as he’d like, but in the same way that President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that, I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics… [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Mr Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation be one of the things that he gets behind.'”

“The Microsoft co-founder was later pictured meeting Mr Trump at Trump Tower,” Kentish reports. “John F Kennedy spoke publicly during his presidency about his belief in the importance of science and technology.”

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