Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and other tech execs to attend Trump's tech summit this week
Some of these executives have already faced the wrath of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Apple CEO Tim Cook, for one, was lambasted by the real estate developer for not unlocking an iPhone owned by a deceased terrorist and for building products overseas. Apple has reportedly talked with the companies that manufacture its products about moving some production to the U.S.
Considering that the President-elect has had a negative attitude toward technology executives and tech companies, one report said that getting the tech leaders to attend the summit was a difficult endeavor that was left to hedge fund manager Peter Thiel. The investor is a Trump supporter and currently sits on the board of Facebook.
We'd love to be a fly on the wall to hear how this meeting plays out. There is considerable animosity against Trump in the industry, and Amazon's Bezos happens to own the Washington Post which has been heavily against the incoming president. Still, the President-elect does have some fans in this group. Oracle's CEO Safra Catz appears to be among them.
The meeting will take place at Trump Tower in New York City.