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.
— OC Imm Youth United (@OC_IYU) January 27, 2017
— Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) January 27, 2017
#boycottuber They’re collaborating with Trump. Just uninstalled mine.
— Gio Chavez (@TheGioChavez) January 27, 2017
Others used the hashtag to ridicule the activists.
#BoycottUber because all who disagree politically must be destroyed, say the people who believe Trump is a Nazi.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) January 27, 2017
#BoycottUber because you wouldn’t want to support a company that supports Trump when you can drive home drunk and kill someone instead