Still don't know why he showed up. He got in some vocal battles with Trump over the past months when he was running for President.
I would respect these tech leaders more if they refused to show up based on what Trump has done and said.
Eric Schmidt "i just want to go home and take some sleep"
Yikes... this is some scary shit right here.
Eric Schmidt is an asshole though, he and Peter Thiel probably get along fine. He is the one that steered Google away from "Don't be evil." and right into the "evil territories" that makes Microsoft go "DAYUMN! when do you unleash the flying monkeys!?".
Ask people that worked with him at Novell how much of a dick that guy is.
The heads of Uber and Tesla are taking on strategic advisory roles with President-elect Donald Trump.
Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, and Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, will “meet with the president frequently” and offer their expertise to Trump as part of his Strategic and Policy Forum, Trump officials said.
Musk's role is particularly notable in light of his criticism of Trump during the presidential campaign. Musk had said Trump was “not the right guy” for the Oval Office.
“He doesn't seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States,” he told CNBC in November.
Yeah, ES has a rep for being challenging, to say at least.
Silver lining: Elon Musk and the chief executive of Uber are now advising Donald Trump
Trump is a pragmatist, so he probably wants to step in to contain the crazy and preventing the Orange Menace from ruining Tesla/Solar City at the first chance. He's also known for having a short fuse, so things could turn out funny.
There are too many things. Should we focus on Steve Bannon? His children running both his business and getting offices in the White House? Business conflicts of interest with being president? Russian involvement in our election? Disastrous cabinet picks? Notice I just named too many things to realistically go after him for things like sexual assault and fraud.Seriously. I thought they were going to be running his sham of a 'blind trust'. I don't understand why this isn't continually being questioned.
Then again we moved on from the outrage that is Steve Bannon in twenty minutes, so that's just how things are going to be from now on.
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