Following #DeleteUber Backlash, Uber CEO Quits Trump's Advisory Team

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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?

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No way! Uber is run by douchbag bullies this just proved it even more. The obnoxious surge fee's the terrible drivers who don't have a clue about where they are going., and follow no traffic laws at all. Stop and blocking the street with no regard for any other drivers,  uturns across 4 lane streets at rush hour blocking up traffic. Irradic driving behavior because most of them don't have the slightest clue where they are going. The general elitist attitude of the company. I deleted it, I will not go back and I will recommend everyone I know delete it as well. It's to late. 

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The problem is there's no take backs on this it's not like you said something  offensive and then want to be like all those weak ass's that the next day the pressure is just to great so you offfer up some weak ass apology not meaning a dam thing. 

This time it's who you truly are you supported a person who ran on a ticket full of hate, division, sexism, racism, and religious persecution and you just can't take that back because somewhere in your heart you identified with that message. And if you one of those morons who thought "well I support him on the lower taxes and I'll just over-look the rest" then that's worse because ur willing to sell out loyalty for money. I'm a true believer when someone shows you who they are believe them!

not only that we have control over if u prosper or not because we spend the money.... or don't.

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No i wouldn't. This is just an other move of a greedy CEO trying to do exactly what Trump does. Lie his way to get it his way. #DeleteUber and staying deleted

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