Supporters of Hillary from Tech Industry Set to Join Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

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America’s technology industry is dominated by liberals who by in large contributed to Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.

Well, now that Donald Trump will be America’s next president, the Republican is reaching out to those very same tech leaders in a major way.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, along with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have formally joined Trump’s economic advisory team, and are among a long list of tech executives who have met with the incoming president in recent weeks.

Musk and Kalanick have officially been named members of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, joining PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

The forum, which launched in early December will “be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again.”

The group will be headed by the CEO of Blackstone, Steve Schwarzman.

In addition, executives including Apple CEO Tim COok, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Google’s parent company Alphabet, Amazon head Jeff Bezos, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are also set to meet with Trump at Trump Tower on Wednesday.

From Business Insider:

During the election, Musk, who in addition to the electric-car company Tesla is CEO of the aerospace firm SpaceX, supported Hillary Clinton and was critical of Trump, saying, “I think a bit strongly that [he] is probably not the right guy” to be president. Kalanick, the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber, has also joked about the Republican president-elect, saying in 2015: “Oh my god, Donald Trump’s gonna win. I’m going to move to China if Donald Trump wins.”

Musk, Kalanick, and PepsiCo’s Nooyi will be joining General Motors CEO Mary Barra, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, General Electric CEO Jack Welch, and others on the team.

President-elect has shown great leadership by meeting with America’s most influential business leaders, even though many of them were vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton. While these liberals tech leaders may disagree with Trump on the future of the country, they realize that as our next president, it is in their best interest to work with him on creating a business environment that helps our country grow and succeed.

Is Hillary Clinton likely angry that some vocal supporters of hers within the tech industry have met with Trump in recent days? Share your thoughts below! 

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