The most weird candidate who ever ran for President in America’s history. The man who never renders an apology despite who is nailing on him for what he said or did. Trump has lashed on almost everyone from Obama, to his opponents and why not his own colleagues. Now who’s standing up to call him a disaster for innovation? 145 #tech leaders.
Join me read this letter which was penned by some of the world’s tech leaders. Some of which hail from companies like Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Apple (AAPL, Tech30), as well as startups, venture capital firms, nonprofits and universities.
“We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation,” these tech leaders wrote in a Medium post published Thursday.
“We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not,” reads the letter, which was signed by well-known names like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, IAC (IACI)’s Barry Diller, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales. A disclaimer at the bottom notes that their views don’t reflect those of their companies.
They like almost all of us have an issue with Trump’s “anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people,” calling out specific examples, including his stance on immigration. So many of Silicon Valley leaders are not in support of Trump’s immigration beliefs. Giving the fact that they have pushed for comprehensive immigration reform to keep foreign founders in the U.S.
Moreover, Trump has shown “poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works,” they wrote, citing his proposal to “shut down” parts of the Internet and the fact that he has revoked reporters’ press credentials.
“We stand against Donald Trump’s divisive candidacy,” the letter concludes. “We embrace an optimistic vision for a more inclusive country, where American innovation continues to fuel opportunity, prosperity and leadership.”
This is not the first time tech leaders are standing up to shame on Donald Trump’s crazy policies. All we can do is air our minds but come on Trump is Trump. Now we just hope he doesn’t win, so our nightmares don’t come to play.