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Uber’s CEO Is Advising Trump, And Users Are Mad. Now He’s Defending Himself

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Uber’s CEO told employees that the company needs to partner with new President Donald Trump, CNN reports.

Travis Kalanick is part of Trump’s economic advisory board.

“We’ll partner with anyone in the world as long as they’re about making transportation in cities better, creating job opportunities, making it easier to get around, getting pollution out of the air and traffic off the streets,” the CEO told his employees in the company’s weekly meeting.

In a separate statement quoted by CNN, Uber added, “As a company we’re committed to working with government on issues that affect riders, drivers and the cities where we operate…Just as we worked with the Obama administration, we’ll work with the Trump administration, too.”

The comments upset some of the company’s users.

Others used the hashtag to ridicule the activists.