What have I been telling you for the past week or so?
Donald Trump is gradually winning over his critics! How? By demonstrating true leadership and clear vision, which people are already having to admit is having a huge impact. Not even 6 months into his presidency he has already had a drastic impact.
The latest group to be won over by the Trump Effect are the tech titans, including the very top of the top, like Google’s Eric Schmidt, Apple’s Tim Cook and yes, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos! Can you believe it?
Here is the full list of the top tech brass that attended this week’s Innovation Summit at the White House:
Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Zachary Bookman, CEO of OpenGov
Safra Catz, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
John Doerr, Chairman of Kleiner Perkins
Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware
Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel
Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP
Steven Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe
Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture
Peter Thiel, Founders Fund
Breitbart now reports that after the meeting the Tech Titans, (yes even Bezos) left with high praise for President Trump, take a look:
Some of the top CEO’s of technology companies in America met with Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, praising him for hosting an afternoon summit on important tech issues.
“I’m absolutely convinced that during your administration there is going to be a huge explosion of new opportunities because of the platforms that are getting built in our industry,” Schmidt said to Trump after the meeting, as over a dozen CEOs went around the table to make comments after the meeting.
Schmidt said that the combination of entrepreneurs, skilled workers, and immigration would provide “huge” growth in the American economy.
“It’s going to happen soon during your leadership,” he predicted.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was pleased that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka Trump were bringing technology companies together in the Trump administration to help streamline government.
“The U.S. should have the most modern government in the world, and today it doesn’t,” he said, predicting that the tech innovations made in the Trump administration would pay back immensely in the future.
Cook also offered advice to Trump, suggesting that the federal government needs to be more focused on the people, which was not how it currently operated.
“The government should be focused on its citizens, and the services of the government should be measured on how pleased the citizens are with receiving its services,” he said.
Cook also told Trump that computer coding should be “a requirement” for public schools.
“We have a huge deficit in the skills that we need today, vs. the skills that are there,” he said.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also praised Trump’s administration for forming the tech innovation council, telling Trump that his team could be the “innovation administration.”
He advised Trump to use more commercial technologies in government to save taxpayers money.
“I think you guys are already headed that way,” he said, adding that he wanted to see more worker re-training and tech skill development.
He also urged more awareness of artificial intelligence.
“I think it would be impossible to overstate this, is that the United States needs to — in every way at every level — be working on machine learning and artificial intelligence,” he said. “That can be used in every part of government to improve the services that government provides to citizens.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also thanked Trump for the opportunity and said he hoped that Trump would continue both government spending on technology and “enlightened immigration” policies that would allow them to stay competitive.
Over a dozen tech CEOs attended the meeting and appeared optimistic about what was possible during this administration. Trump appeared open to working with them on issues they cared about, including immigration.
“[W]e’re working very diligently with everybody, including Congress, on immigration so that you can get the people you want in your companies,” he said.
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