Jobs to be top priority in Donald Trump's meeting with tech leaders
Trump may advise the tech firms to change their policy of focusing more on the wealthy suburbs of Silicon Valley and Seattle and also to employ more people.
The issue of jobs may be the top priority in Wednesday.’s meeting between US President- elect Donald Trump and tech leaders.
Top CEO’s like Apple’s Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook and Elon Musk(Tesla) are likely to attend the hi-profile meeting. According to media reports, Trump may advise the tech firms to change their policy of focusing more on the wealthy suburbs of Silicon Valley and Seattle and also to employ more people.
Trump’s choice of climate change denier Rick Perry former Texas governor as new secretary of Energy Department, Exxon Mobil Corporation CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who is a hot favourite of oil industry to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has been criticised by environmentalists. Critics fear that Trump may go for an all-out appeasing policy to help the oil and gas industry. Members of the oil industry look Tillerson's appointment into Trump team as a major sops to the industry.
Describing Trump's decisions as steps to help the oil firms, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, said: “In a Donald Trump administration, America’s foreign policy, energy policy and environmental policy are all linked by one thing: oil.”
Gifford Briggs, VP of Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, commented on the recent appointment of Tillerson that "....we've got just about the best advocate that we could possibly have."
Trump’s appointment of Tillerson has caused a major controversy as he has openly come out against sanctions on Russia that halted many of the company’s projects in Russia.
Trump can lift all the sanctions on Russia imposed by President Barack Obama in 2014, in the wake of Russia’s advances in Ukriane. Reince Priebus, who is about to take charge as White House chief of staff refused to comment on the issue saying “you have to just wait and see.”