U.S. President Donald Trump revealed today on Twitter that he is reversing former President Barack Obama’s decision to allow transgender men and women to serve in the military. And he’s already drawing tons of fire from Silicon Valley.
Apple CEO took to Trump’s favorite social network to blast the decision saying it’s discrimination. Other tech icons are joining his side too with their voices of descent for the president’s actions.
We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back. #LetThemServe
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 26, 2017
Trump vs. Silicon Valley
Trump and Apple have butted heads continuously during his political career. During his campaign for the presidency, Trump called for a boycott on iPhones. The two sides have had a number of meetings and phone calls since Trump took office, but are obviously far apart on a number of important issues.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai joined Cook in blasting Trump on Twitter, saying Google is “grateful to transgender members of the military for their service.” Mark Zuckerberg showed his support for transgenders serving in the military too saying “everyone should be able to serve their country — no matter who they are.”