“I Can’t Stay Quiet”: Melinda French Gates Backs Joe Biden

American philanthropist Melinda French Gates, the ex-wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, backed President Joe Biden for the November election, claiming that he is the greatest choice for women. “I have never backed a presidential candidate before. But this year’s election is so important for women and families that I can’t keep quiet,” she remarked on X. “Women deserve a leader who cares about the issues they face and is committed to protecting their safety, their health, their economic power, their reproductive rights, and their ability to freely and fully participate in a functioning democracy .