Uber CEO Kalanick quits Trump's advisory panel

Uber CEO Kalanick quits Trump's advisory panel
When the #DeleteUber campaign started last weekend, one of the reasons given for its existence was the fact that the CEO of Uber belonged to a panel advising President Trump on business trends. But today, Travis Kalanick decided to quit Trump's advisory council. Sending a memo to employees, Kalanick wrote that Trump's executive order creating the immigration ban was his reason for quitting.

We suppose it had nothing to do with the massive surge in Uber app deletions, and the large number of people who installed the Lyft app. The combination resulted in Lyft overtaking Uber on the App Store's free app list for the first time ever. There are now 18 business leaders on the council, which is scheduled to hold its first meeting tomorrow. Among the influential executives and former executives still participating are GE's ex-CEO Jack Welch, Bank of America CEO Jamie Dimon and Elon Musk of Tesla. The panel is charged with telling the president how certain government policies will impact the business world and the jobs market.

Kalanick's decision to cut ties with the council, which is officially named the "Strategic and Policy Forum," could lead to more protests from consumers against corporations run by executives seen as favoring Trump. It remains to be seen whether Kalanick's move is too late to reverse the damage as far as Uber is concerned. So many people had removed the Uber app from their mobile devices, the company had to internally automate the deletion process for the first time in its history.


source: CNN

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12 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hahahahaha..... wow!

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is how consumers should get all compnies to do the right thing. Dont use or buy what they offer.

3. Foxgabanna unregistered

Thank you!

4. willard12 unregistered

Good job, Techie! Short, to the point, factual, and spelled correctly for the most part.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yep, totally beats writing essays of non-related stuff. I for once, agree with you.

13. matistight

Posts: 1032; Member since: May 13, 2009

Good luck with that, cause Samsung and Apple will never listen to that and these users can't go 30 minutes without their phones or else they start bleeding out their eyes. Fiends.

6. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

I hate to tell you but Jamie Dimon is not the CEO of BOFA. Brian Moynihan is. Dimon is CEO of JP Morgan

8. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Flip flopping to make money is a good thing? Not in my book.

9. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Looks like they are still clueless why Trump won. I don't mind. 8 years!

10. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The only person who needs to resign from anything is that idiot Trump.

11. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Jaime Dimon is the CEO of Chase, not Bank of America. I know because I use to work for Chase Bank. :)

12. audibot

Posts: 687; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well for one he was forced off be threats from his so called calm loving left party but thats fascists for you there way or no way

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