CEOs of Disney(Bob Iger), GM(Mary Barra), IBM(Ginni Rometty) and J.P. Morgan(Jamie Dimon) joined Donald Trump’s business-advisory group
President-elect Donald Trump has so far been appointing climate change deniers and creationists to his transition team. So, the logical next person to add was obviously SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, right.
Yes, Trump’s team announced yesterday that Musk would be joining his advisory council, alongside Uber CEO Travis Kalanick(He joked about moving to China if Mr Trump did win the election) and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. They will be part of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, meeting with the future President (shudder) to advise on his economic agenda.
“America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining this Forum today are at the top of their fields,” Trump said in a statement. “My Administration is going to work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland.”
The statement added that the forum would provide their “individual views” to Trump on how government policy can impact economic growth and job creation, and would “provide direct input to the President from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic and non-partisan manner.”