The Microsoft founder and one of the world’s richest men believes European leaders are making the migrant crisis worse by welcoming huge numbers of those wanting to come to the continent.
In an interview with German media outlet Welt am Sonntag and translated by Breitbart, the 61-year-old spoke of the dilemma caused by “the German attitude to refugees”.
Gates was referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s move to open Europe’s borders to illegal immigrants.
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“On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa,” Gates said.
“Germany cannot possibly take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.”
Gates said Europe needed to “make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the …