Donald Trump hasn’t even taken over the White House and he’s already making waves in the economy and on business.
And the left can’t stand it.
First, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, traveled to Indiana and after a few short hours, managed to convince Carrier to quit its notion of moving south of the border to Mexico. That accomplishment saved about 1,100 jobs for Americans.
Now, Trump’s turning eyes on the technology industry, dominated by fans of Hillary Clinton.
He’s scheduled a roundtable discussion for several key leaders in the field for New York next week.
Among those set to attend are Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, USA Today reported. And the meeting will likely be a little bit of a fawn-fest for Trump and friends.
“The tech industry, which bet heavily on Hillary Clinton in the months leading up to the presidential election, is looking to build bridges to the incoming administration,” USA Today reported. “The stakes are high after the industry-wide snubbing of the president-elect.”
This should be good.
“[Trump] attacked Apple and Amazon during the campaign,” USA Today reminded. “Noticeably absent [from a newly formed business council] were the chief executives of Apple, Facebook and Google.”
It’s Trump’s hard stance on immigration that put him at odds with many of the left-leaning technology CEOs. But the tables have turned, Clinton’s lost, and now these same executives are facing the prospect of having to stand before Trump, hat in hand, and play nice.
“Most of Silicon Valley is moving from the ‘surprised and in denial’ phase to accepting the change that’s coming,” said Semil Shah, a partner at Haystack Fund, in USA Today.
But the acceptance is somewhat forced. And for Trump supporters, still reeling from a campaign that saw their candidate viciously attacked and maliciously slandered, the ride to the White House and accompanying mea culpas from some of the president-elect’s loudest critics, including the tech industry’s leading figures, is nothing but sweet, sweet music.
Source: USA Today