let’s be real, uber’s ceo quit trump advisory council only because of backlash

February 3, 2017

Uber’s CEO has had a change of ways without a change of heart. After significant backlash from the public about his involvement on Trump’s advisory council, Travis Kalanick stepped down from the council to help quell some of the concerns of Uber’s faithful community of users. In a post on Uber’s website, he expressed that, “Joining the [advisory council] was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.” There was no apology for legitimizing Trump’s advisory board with his presence, or an explicit acknowledgement that this administration’s agenda is wrong. Please be clear. Uber is still not protecting marginalized communities with their policies, Travis just saw his stock plummeting and acted accordingly.

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