Wednesday, December 14, 2016

FIRST REPORT Inside the Silicon Valley Meeting with Donald Trump

Via The New York Post:

Donald Trump gathered tech titans — many of whom opposed his candidacy for the presidency — for a Trump Tower meeting Wednesday, pledging an open-door policy with Silicon Valley.

“I’m here to help you folks do well,” the president-elect said.

“Anything we can do to help this go along, we’re going to be there for you. You’ll call my people, you’ll call me, it doesn’t matter. We have no formal chain of command around here,” Trump told the techies.

Trump was flanked by Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal and an early supporter who even spoke at the Republican National Committee, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Gary Cohn of Goldman Sachs and Wilbur Ross, two recent appointments to the Trump administration, were also there.

Trump’s grown children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, all members of the Trump transition team, were all seated at the table as well.

The goal of the meeting was “to discuss job creation and economic growth,” said spokesman Sean Spicer.

Among the executives present were Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Elon Musk of Tesla, Saya Nadella of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Tim Cook of Apple.


Via The Wall Street Journal



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