The refusal of US President Donald Trump to clearly condemn Charlottesville’s racially motivated incidents is and will remain the subject of politics, society and the economy. The IT industry positioned itself like many others clearly on the side of tolerance and so the bosses of almost all large companies against racism and criticized Trump in part quite openly.
US President Donald Trump, with his recent statements on the riots and the terror of Charlottesville, has also spanned for many conservatives and past party fellows, there is hardly anyone who dares to defend Trump publicly.
In the liberal Silicon Valley, the US President has always been facing a harsh wind. The bosses of the IT companies have at least initially tried to go to Trump, to bring him to rethink and certainly not to harm the own business.
However, the most recent statements from most of the scandals, which have been scandalized, have led many people to overflow: Intel’s chief Brian Krzanich, who is close to the Republicans, Earlier this week, the industry advisory body left in protest, Trump has now dissolved this after numerous other jumps.
The IT industry is almost closed against Trumps refusal to clearly condemn right-wing violence and racism. Earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella described the death of anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer as an awful in an internal mail to employees, calling on Microsoft employees to respect the company’s values, especially tolerance.
Now Apple CEO Tim Cook has also turned to his employees and found even sharper words than his Microsoft colleague. Cook writes, among other things that “hate is a cancer”, which destroys everything that gets in his way when he is spread out. “It is not about left or right, conservative or liberal, it is about human decency and morality.”
The head of Apple also explicitly opposes Trump: “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans,” writes Cook.