Mary Barra

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump’s advisory council; Elon Musk will stay on but objects to immigration order

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump’s advisory council; Elon Musk will stay on but objects to immigration order

Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick has quit a panel advising President Trump on economic issues, according to a memo sent to staff Thursday.

Kalanick faced mounting pressure from employees and customers to leave the council, especially after Trump signed an executive order Friday barring travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

“Earlier today, I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick wrote in the memo obtained by The Times. “I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council....

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