Tech Executives Begin to Arrive at Trump Tower

Amazon.com's CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, arrived for a meeting with Donald Trump today at Trump Tower
Amazon.com’s CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, arrived for a meeting with Donald Trump today at Trump Tower

Tech executives began to filter into Trump Tower Wednesday afternoon to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz were among the first to arrive.

About a dozen tech A-listers — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, among them — were expected to sit down with the president-elect to discuss jobs, immigration policy, free trade, cybersecurity and taxes.

The summit, roughly one month before the billionaire real-estate tycoon is sworn in as 45th president, could offer an early litmus test on how Trump plans to bring jobs to the Rust Belt and other non-tech regions. The attendees represent more than 1.3 million U.S. jobs and a total market cap of $2.9 trillion, according to the Consumer Technology Association.

First arrival: Safra Catz, the CEO of Oracle, was the first of the tech giant bosses to arrive at Trump Tower
First arrival: Safra Catz, the CEO of Oracle, was the first of the tech giant bosses to arrive at Trump Tower
Talks: Catz said she hoped Trump would move on tax code reform, reducing regulation and negotiating better trade deals
Talks: Catz said she hoped Trump would move on tax code reform, reducing regulation and negotiating better trade deals
Amazon and Washington Post head Jeff Bezos was the second tech titan to arrive today for a meeting between team Trump and Silicon Valley
Amazon and Washington Post head Jeff Bezos was the second tech titan to arrive today for a meeting between team Trump and Silicon Valley

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SOURCE: USA Today, Jon Swartz, Jessica Guynn and Edward Baig