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Immigration Order: Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick leaves Trump’s Advisory Council following Criticism

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Following the #DeleteUber backlash, Travis Kalanick, Uber‘s CEO, has said that he will step down from President Trump‘s economic advisory council.

The backlash came after Trump signed the executive order to ban U.S. refugee program for 120 and stop immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries.

Uber was under attack after people accused the company of seeking to profit from giving rides to airport customers in New York during weekend protests against President Trump’s immigration order.

Many staff members and celebrities had wondered why Kalanick, who had joined the advisory council in December did not resign.

“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick said in a statement. “I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”

Photo Credit: Ramesh Sharma/India Today Group/Getty Images | Story: New York Times

4 Comments

  1. Everybody is just seeing black and white these days, where are the old wise men that can sit down and see what is on the mountain #bringbackourwisdom everybody is just soo angry.

  2. Dami

    February 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Well, there are bigger corporations with their presidents, CEOs sitting on the same business council. We just don’t know. You deleted uber, what about Products you use daily like IBM, Pepsi etc They will only become more discreet in their support for Trump.
    Majority of wealthy Americans will support Trump because his policies favor them.

    I’m sure Uber will still find a way up.

    • Lol

      February 3, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Eyah. You refuse to make sense… the Nigerian in you won’t let your brain breathe or work itself out.

    • tunmi

      February 3, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      You are right in that they will become more discreet in their support for him. I think they like him because as a businessman, he would favor deregulation… Which is good for big business, not so much little ones. Remember corporations are in this to make money not to be a charity.

      But the people… Well they have the power, the economic power, to determine who to support. The problem is that companies, people and money are not inter-linked. We’ll see how it plays out

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