Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to his U.S. employees addressing how the business will conduct itself after the 2016 presidential election.
“We have a very diverse team of employees, including supporters of each of the candidates,” Cook said in the letter sent out Wednesday evening, according to BuzzFeed. “Regardless of which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way to move forward is to move forward together.”
Since the run up to the presidential election (and the ensuing aftermath) was so divisive, Cook wanted to clarify that as a profit-seeking corporation, it must continue business as usual.
“I recall something Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago: ‘If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,'” Cook continued.
“This advice is timeless, and a reminder that we only do great work and improve the world by moving forward.”
Other Silicon Valley tycoons have been much more vocal about supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Silicon Valley Loses Its Mind After Trump Wins)
Cook met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to discuss fundraising possibilities for the Republican Party in June. But he seemed to support Clinton after hosting a pricey fundraiser event for her in August, and expressing his refusal to support President-elect Donald Trump due to his comments on women and immigration.
“I’ve always looked at Apple as one big family and I encourage you to reach out to your co-workers if they are feeling anxious,” Cook concluded.
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