Nothing like 200,000 people ditching your product to bring about change! Following the uproar surrounding Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s role on Trump’s advisory panel, timid response to Trump’s Muslim Ban, and the kerfuffle during the NYC taxi driver protest, the #DeleteUber campaign gained widespread support over the weekend. Clearly it generated results, as Travis Kalanick informed Trump and stepped down from his position on the panel today.
The New York Times shared excerpts from his email to the Uber staff today.
“Earlier today I spoke briefly with the president about the immigration executive order and its issues for our community,” Kalanick wrote. “I also let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”