Thursday, February 2, 2017

CEO Punkness: Cowardly Uber boss Travis Kalanick QUITS Trump's policy board day before White House summit - in fury at travel ban

 Heisenberg Media, Creative Commons

Not much manliness at Uber cooperate headquarters. 
Travis Kalanick allowed himself to get bullied by a handful activists.  That make him a punk in my book.  And once a punk always a punk!   

Daily Mail reports Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has quit President Donald Trump's executive council after facing pressure from consumers over Trump's new immigration order.

The Uber boss quit the council, meant as a sort of monthly sounding board for Trump to get ideas from top business leaders, even as the company is facing blowback for its decision to drop its congestion pricing during a taxi boycott meant to oppose the immigration order. 
He made his decision known in an email to employees, where he argued against Trump's new immigration ban.

'Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,' Kalanick wrote.

'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,' he added.

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