Following #DeleteUber Backlash, Uber CEO Quits Trump's Advisory Team
After word spread that Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick would joini President Donald Trump's Economic Advisory Board, a massive company boycott was mounted, galvanized by the trending social media hashtag #DeleteUber.
But now, in response to the public outcry, it appears as though Kalanick is withdrawing from Trump's team.
The New York Times reports:
Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, plans to step down from President Donald J. Trump’s economic advisory council, according to an email that the executive sent to employees on Thursday that was obtained by The New York Times.
“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Mr. 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.”
In light of Kalanick's decision, would you reconsider using Uber?