Trump meets Google’s CEO
U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with the chief executive of Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday and discussed “political fairness” and the company’s business in China, Reuters reports.
The Hill reports that the US president said on Twitter that the unscheduled meeting went “very well” following months of Republican attacks against Silicon Valley over how social media companies handle conservative speech.
In his tweet “Just met with Sundar Pichai, President of Google, who is obviously doing quite well. He stated strongly that he is totally committed to the U.S. Military, not the Chinese Military,” Trump wrote. “Also discussed political fairness and various things that @Google can do for our Country. Meeting ended very well!”
When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Google sent The Hill a statement that called the meeting “productive” but made no mention of any discussions about political speech that the president had alluded to in his tweet.
Via Reuters / The Hill / Twitter