Uber CEO Steps Down from Trump’s Advisory Council

uber_AP ImagesUber‘s CEO Travis Kalanick is stepping down from President Donald Trump’s business advisory council amid criticism from customers and drivers.

Kalanick along with other U.S executives received backlash following Trump’s immigration executive order which resulted in a #DeleteUber campaign. The campaign benefited Uber rival Lyft.

In an email to Uber employees, Kalanick said:

“Immigration and openness to refugees is an important part of our country’s success and quite honestly to Uber’s,” Kalanick wrote. “There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that. The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America.”

Disney CEO Bob Iger will not attend Trump’s next council meeting, scheduled for today.

“What’s striking is the kind of tumult and chaos that we’re observing in the aftermath of these executive orders,” said William Howell, an American politics professor at the University of Chicago. “I can’t think of a single clear historical analog for this kind of behavior and certainly not two weeks into a presidency.”

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