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Report: tech CEOs and GOP leaders meet to end Trump's bid for the White House

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Report: tech CEOs and GOP leaders meet to end Trump's bid for the White House
According to a fresh report from the Huffington Post, Silicon Valley technology leaders, an array of Republican party leaders, and various other billionaires and high-ranking government officials recently attended a secret meeting where the primary topic of discussion was how to stop Donald Trump from reaching the White House. If need be mentioned, Trump is currently leading the polls in the race to become the Republican Presidential candidate.

The meeting allegedly took place this weekend at a private island resort off the coast of Georgia, at the American Enterprise Institute's highly secretive annual World Forum. Among the technology leaders, Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Larry Page, Facebook's Sean Parker, and Tesla's Elon Musk all attended the meeting.

Allegedly, the participants spend equal amounts of time in understanding how Trump managed to become so popular as they spent figuring out ways to stop him in his path to the White House. 

Political guru Karl Rove is said to have presented focus group findings revealing that American voters do not see Donald Trump as a presidential figure that could serve as a role model for the young generation. Furthermore, Rove's findings allegedly say that voters are also having trouble with handing Donald Trump access to nuclear codes.

Although understanding Trump's ascension to popularity and finding ways of stopping him are said to have been the primary topics of the discussion, the report also mentions that the topic of encryption was also touched at the meeting. According to a source quoted by the Huffington Post, GOP Senator Tom Cotton adopted a hostile attitude toward's Apple CEO Tim Cook in the context of the recent clash between the FBI and Apple over cellphone encryption:

"Cotton was pretty harsh on Cook," the source said, and "everyone was a little uncomfortable about how hostile Cotton was."

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posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:16 11

5. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Gotta hand it to the guy, he's made actual politics WAY more interesting than the latest season of House of Cards.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:21 9

30. miket1737 (Posts: 3042; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Sure, with his WWE/WWF like tactics, calling candidates pussies, etc. He is just a entertaining clown, but has no substance at all when it comes to being POTUS, so yeah. I can't wait for when the election is over with and Trump is not POTUS and then he just goes off somewhere in the Carribeans and gets lost on his Trump yacht sipping on a fruity ass margarita forgetting about all his supporters while we have a actual POTUS in office

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:22

67. greyarea (Posts: 249; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


If you care enough, politics are plenty interesting on their own. The difference now is your getting the attention of people who don't have patience to get past simplifications of complicated matters. I'm curious how many people who support trump hated/were not involved in politics prior. Sorry, governing is complicated and arduous.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:47

70. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I love politics, even though I am not on his bandwagon, I love how 'f' it all he is. I don't see him being any worse than any prior president for the last 100yrs. Systems are in place to stop a wild nut case from nuking people.

Some of his policies make complete sense, people are just to hung up on the wwe style of calling out people. Over the top? absolutely...love watching the side show.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:19 1

77. greyarea (Posts: 249; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Yeah! "f**k it all" and over the top sure is the kind of tone I want the potential POTUS.../s

Not being worse than a previous century's worth of presidents, which I assume you have a mostly low opinion of, doesn't seem like a strong platform.

There's a whole lot of services/programs I'd be more concerned about being effected than just his ability to nuke places. But your love of politics might only go as far as security concerns.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 19:45

81. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Nah I have little security concerns actually. I just don't mind a 'f' it attitude. My daily job is being 'nice' to people that seriously tell me they cannot see a 'home' button. Then after 5 minutes, they go "oh...". So sometimes I can feel ok with my supreme leader of the land, looking at some people and going 'f it'.

The top things for me?
Healthcare...he supports a universal system, plus ability to purchase insurance across states...which is always proved to be a deal that reduces costs because of competition.

He supports riding the drug company laden stronghold that forces prices up for no reasons.

He supports reducing spending. I am flabber gasted that we cannot spend in the black with 6 trillion to lush around.

He supports jobs at home, while he cannot force a company to produce anything here, he can make it unattractive to move outside the US.

He supports riding of tax loop holes for the rich

he supports riding of land tax that hurts poor more than the wealthy.

he supports riding the schools of common core and riding them of contracts that force schools to stick with underperforming systems.

He supports a more wide open medical mj usage, something my autistic child could benefit greatly from, instead of putting metals into his body.

I live in a boarder state, I know exactly what he is talking about, and I don't fault him one bit for trying to stop the kidnappings in AZ and other places. They are not all bad, hell my family is of Mexican descent.

My knowledge of politics goes well beyond what can be portrayed in simple online sound bites.

one thing is for sure, I don't like my unborn child coming out of the womb 60k in social debt....

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 20:29 1

83. greyarea (Posts: 249; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


I would understand if you had a new potential boss to your work place that had a f**k it attitude. Not sure how the translates into the president. I'm willing to bet trump on the regular needs technical assistance. That's ok, because he's not running to be the new sys admin, he's running to govern 300mill+ people.

I do appreciate the greater detail of your support. Even if I don't agree that he has the technical plans to put these proposals into effect. I at least have a decent scope to understand where you're coming from.

To be fair most of the items you listed are common among many candidates. How you make these things happen is another story. How the message is delivered also seems to matter to you.

I'm not familiar with why your unborn child is already 60k in social debt though.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 07:18

94. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


The national debt is paid with taxes. Considering all have some form of 'tax burden', every man woman and child are 'worth' something to the state/fed. Divide national debt by population and you get 50-60k depending on what you use. That means when the child is born, he is responsible for 50k+ debt that he will need to help with once he gets older. And if keeps going, will only grow larger as time goes on if we don't stop it.

While they are popular to some candidates, not all. I was just pointing out that he is not some war hungry nut job like people want to portray him. In fact his personal billions are tied into a stable economy he is the only candidate that stands to loose substantial wealth in a bad economy.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:16

6. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Yass Illuminati is finally taking action!

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:31 1

13. Finalflash (Posts: 3231; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LOL no, more like tech juggernauts met with GOP over security issues and encryption and the meeting was hijacked by anti-Trump GOP establishment retards.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:35 1

15. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


...anti-Trump GOP establishment geniuses*.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:45 5

19. wrm2013 (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


The illumati are the ones trying to stop him. Everyone is scared of him because he threatens the corporations who are ruining this country (usa). He wants companies to make things here, he wants people already here to work. He has his own money, there is a way better chance of him not taking lobbyists back door money than any other candidate. No one agrees with everything or everyone but the fact the powers at be are scared should be a wake up call that he's the best shot against them.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:54

72. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You pretty much hit it spot on. If he looses the bid, he goes back to being a billionaire. If he wins the bid, his billions require a stable economy.

Nobody wants to pay the prices of fairly priced labor...there is a reason a Chinese phone is 250 bucks...and its not because their labor is 37% of their expenditures either...news flash its because a dollar a day is cheaper than 12/hr.

He supports many ideas that are actually Dem in nature, which is quite funny. I remember the quip done on a talk show, where they went to the streets saying...would you support Clinton on, this x,y,z issue. They were all like, oh yea those are great ideas...then when told they were Trumps, they laughed as if they couldn't believe they just supported someone they probably loathed.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:55

22. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


let pretend that the Illuminati thing is real whats the downside here, finally seeing the truth about everything and all the big lies told to the billions, fianlly having no religious beliefs getting in the way of the future

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:17 6

7. Landon (Posts: 560; Member since: 07 May 2015)


I don't like a single candidate but at this point, it's about choosing the lesser of two evils...so Clinton or Sanders will be our next president.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:25 4

33. miket1737 (Posts: 3042; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I agree

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 11:47 1

48. sissy246 (Posts: 1840; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


I agree I think it will be Clinton.
But lord help us if it is Sanders.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:18 2

8. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1348; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Besides the mentioning of Tim Cook and Larry Page, how is this in any way, shape, or form related to phones?

Stick to phone news, not politics. This is just bait for individuals to come on here and comment about their political views and have others comment and attack. We have enough arguments over which phone we think is the best, do we really have to have people commenting over this piece of crap?

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:25 2

11. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10786; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because it was tech leaders who met together. It has nothign specifically to do with phones. Who says the articles all have to be about phones. It about tech in general.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:36

34. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1348; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Considering the website is called "PhoneArena", I would at least expect the overwhelming majority to be about phones just based on that. Also, the tabs at the top of the home page list "Phones" and "Tablets". Even when you click on the "News" tab the title of the page is "Cell Phone News". So, I don't think I am asking for something astronomical here.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 18:55

73. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


His support of removing bad trading deals that basically make it cheap as hell to produce phones would be affected hugely.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:57

23. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


you do know DR. phil is a fake with no real Dr licences right?

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:38 1

35. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1348; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


PhD in clinical psychology from University of North Texas

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 13:58

60. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 900; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


wow, you are the real man. I admire, what I read about your credentials.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 15:33 3

64. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3330; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Haha, you do know Dr Phil has a Wikipedia page stating that right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_McGraw

I'm betting that's just a big fan.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:24 9

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10786; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Same thing that was done to try to stop Obama from being President. That didn't turn out so well.

If you want to stop Trump, make commercials showing all the nasty things he has said about immigrants, blacks and poor people in general.

He is a rich man that is only going to look out for the rich. If he becomes President, all the hard work Obama did to get this country back on its feet, will all be brought to ruin.

Anyone hick that would vote for Trump is an idiot. all those back woods living hippies, who hate people of color, all those KKK members and similar, and all the gun owning crazies who potentially can kill in a moments notice; these are all the fools that plan to vote for Trump.

The way to stop him is simple. Get all the black voter who voted for Obama, to Vote for Sanders or Clinton.

Trump would be a worse embarrassment to this country. he would be worse than all the Bush's combined.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:33 3

14. Landon (Posts: 560; Member since: 07 May 2015)


At this point, I'd be surprised if Drumpf got over 20% of the minority vote. No matter what minority race, I see them voting Democrat (which is a good thing in my opinion).

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 08:59 2

24. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


u living in lies man .. u have no idea..
YOUR QUOTE ;
''Get all the black voter who voted for Obama''
So let me ask ; What that Obama DID for these ''black voters'' as you called it ?
Please show me what he changed for them, or want to know if they are happy that they voted for him or disappointed..

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 09:01 1

25. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


what the F are you talking about all the hard work obama did you mean like crash everything and give a key isis leader back also the first to bargain and negotiate with terrorists, or force everyone in the us to pay out of pocket for medical care and if you dont you get tax fine, like veto a ban on a device import after its been caught stealing patterns without paying. like keeping us in wars and paying for other countries and fixing them before paying to fix our own.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 11:54 2

50. sissy246 (Posts: 1840; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


I totally disagree about Obama with you. He has not done one thing for this country. It's been the worst 8 years it's been in a long time.

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