Donald Trump tells tech leaders that his administration is "here to help you folks do well"

Donald Trump tells tech leaders that his administration is "here to help you fol

At a summit organized at the Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the high-profile tech industry executives from the Silicon Valley, to talk about how they can work together in his new presidential administration.

The tech industry had largely supported Trump's rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential election; with some of the bigwig personalities from the industry fiercely opposing Trump. The tech industry was chiefly worried that, under the Trump administration, innovation would be stifled, the hiring of computer-savvy immigrants would be curbed, and the digital privacy of consumers could be infringed on.

In an effort to dispel the fears of the tech industry, Trump had convened the Wednesday summit to assure the industry leaders that his administration is "here to help you folks do well."

Trump said at the summit that his administration wants the tech industry to "keep going with the incredible innovation," and added: "Anything we can do to help this go on, we will be there for you. You'll call my people, you'll call me."

The tech industry leaders who attended the summit included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.


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