Jun 21, 2017

TPG Capital's David Trujillo to join Uber's board

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TPG Capital and Uber have finally agreed on a new board member for the ride-hailing company: partner David Trujillo, as Bloomberg and first reported and Axios has also confirmed from a source.

Last Tuesday, TPG Capital chairman and founding partner David Bonderman resigned from Uber's board after he made a sexist remark toward fellow board member Arianna Huffington during a company meeting. As Axios pointed out then, Trujillo was the most obvious replacement as he brokered TPG's original investment in Uber.

Axios has also learned that TPG Capital was aware of the letter a group of investors planned to send to CEO Travis Kalanick asking for his resignation. Though the firm declined to participate in order to maintain its independence, it did feel the company's leadership needed a change, and Kalanick's eventual resignation accelerated TPG Capital's move to fill its board seat.

The story has been updated to reflect that Bloomberg first reported the news.

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Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued Tuesday across the U.S. for the eighth consecutive day — prompting a federal response from the National Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

The latest: Protesters were still out en masse even as curfews set in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed the New York Police Department late Tuesday following reports of police kettling in protesters on Manhattan Bridge.

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In the midst of a global pandemic and national protests over the death of George Floyd, eight states and the District of Columbia held primary elections on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to win 425 of the 479 delegates up for grabs in order to officially clinch the nomination. There are a number of key down-ballot races throughout the country as well, including a primary in Iowa that could determine the fate of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

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State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report.

Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party.