Uber received a lot of immediate backlash after coming out that company seemed to be in support of Donald Trump’s travel ban. Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick has now confirmed that he will quit Trump’s Economic Advisory Group.
He released a memo about his departure.
“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community. 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.
“The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America. Families are being separated, people are stranded overseas and there’s a growing fear the U.S. is no longer a place that welcomes immigrants.”