What CEOs of Business Giants Have to Say about Trump’s Policies
Trump’s power has shaken up the world and the trust people had on their country has vanished! In past few days when Trump announced Travel Ban on Muslim Countries including Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen with Somalia, the outrage began all across the world and everyone got hyper! From the Presidents to civilians, everyone shared their concerns. In all this, we saw statements from the CEO of Business Giants too.
Howard Schultz, CEO of the largest coffee chain Starbucks expressed great concern over this ban. He vowed to hire 10,000 refugees in a message sent to his employees worldwide. He mentioned in his message that “We will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administrations’ actions grows with each passing day. There are more than 65 million citizens in the world recognized as Refugees by United Nations and we are developing plan to hire 10,000 of them over 5 years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does Business”
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai criticized the plans of US Government on Travel Ban by joining against the travel ban protest. Also, the co-founder of Google Sergey Bin was seen taking part in the protests for this action. In a memo to his staff, Pichai wrote “We’re are concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US. We will continue to make our views on these issues known to the leaders in Washington and elsewhere.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Drew Angere tweeted his anger on the travel ban restrictions.
He tweeted on Sunday “The Blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim Countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges. Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They have done right, not wrong and don’t deserve to be rejected.”
One of the biggest e commerce company Amazon assured its employees to support them against the travel ban. Beth Galetti, Vice President of Human Resources at Amazon mentioned in his memo that “From the very beginning, Amazon has been committed to equal rights, tolerance and diversity- and we always will be. We are committed to supporting all of our employees and anyone in their immediate family who may be impacted by this order, including assistance with legal counsel and support, and will continue to monitor any developments.”
Netflix’s CEO Reed Hasting shared his opinion and support against Travel Ban by Trump on Facebook. He clearly asked US Citizens to protect American Values of freedom and Opportunity. He shared his opinion as “Trump’s actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un- American it pains us all. Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe. A very sad week and more to come with the lives of over 600,000 Dreams here in an America under imminent threat”.
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