The most powerful people in the technology industry — including the CEOs of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon — attended meetings at the White House on Monday.
The most powerful people in the technology industry — including the CEOs of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon — attended a series of meetings at the White House on Monday.
One of the meetings was a roundtable with President Donald Trump. It was the second group meeting with the president that several of the CEOs had attended since the election.
A dour-looking Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, chatted about immigration with Trump during the meeting, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported on Monday.
Cook told Trump that tech employees might be worried about being targeted by Trump's proposed executive order on immigration. Cook has previously said an Apple employee was temporarily stuck overseas when the immigration ban was enacted.
Last year, Cook hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival during the 2016 presidential election.
Since Trump was elected, Cook has sent companywide emails objecting to Trump's executive order and the administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
"I've heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries," Cook wrote in a January email. "I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support."