Trump and Pence talk to tech
The Trump administration has two conversations with tech leaders on deck today, according to guidance.
- President Trump is set to meet with Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel.
- Vice President Pence will speak later on the phone with Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk.
What they could talk about: The ongoing firestorm over Trump's ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. Intel, Tesla and SpaceX have all opposed the ban in federal court in a case the administration is contesting.
The view from Silicon Valley: It's becoming increasingly difficult for tech companies and their executives to tie themselves to Trump, even while opposing his actions. Uber, for example, faced a backlash from users and its own employees over CEO Travis Kalanick's presence on a Trump advisory council. He quit before a recent meeting of the group. Musk attended the meeting.