Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates chided the United States for failing to take in what he characterized as enough refugees, saying America has an obligation to set a “better example” to the world.

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During an interview with BBC, Gates said America has “the capacity” to do the same as Germany and Sweden, two countries he said ought “to be congratulated” for opening the doors wide to migrants.

Gates made the comments while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

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“The total number of refugees is not a world record,” he said, saying the issue had become more focused on politics rather than the human element.

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