Trump’s Chumps

I’ll not sleep a wink if I don’t make this quick post before bedtime. The theme? Trump’s Chumps. Here they are, sitting at a conference table:

(L-R) Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos, Larry Page of Alphabet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President elect Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump, Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, Tim Cook of Apple and Safra Catz of Oracle attend a meeting at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos, Larry Page of Alphabet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President elect Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump, Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal, Tim Cook of Apple and Safra Catz of Oracle attend a meeting at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Yep, Trump’s Chumps. Or, as he prefers to call them, his Tech Council. Why do I call them “chumps?” Because they are. Listen to what Trump says:

Trump video clip

“I’m very honored by the bounce. They’re all talking about the bounce. So right now everybody in this room has to like me – at least a little bit.”

We are watching Celebrity Apprentice 2: The Reality. I imagine they responded to Trump’s summons to his Tower thinking that it was in their best interest – and the interest of their firms – to hear what the man had to say. And what did he say?: “So right now everybody in this room has to like me – at least a little bit.” Oh, yeah, a photo op. Just another strategy to assert legitimacy.

The list of Trump’s “Tech Council” is below. If any of them had a lick of sense, they would realize they are being played. Remarkable in their absence are representatives from Twitter. Why? Because, during the campaign, Trump wanted special emoji’s depicting Hillary Clinton as a thief. Twitter declined.

Trump has no friends, only those who appease and accommodate. And when they don’t, they will be burned on Twitter. The list of collaborateurs, at least for now:

Stephen A. Schwarzman CEO of Blackstone
Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners
Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock
Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber
Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group
Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart
Jim McNerney, former CEO of Boeing
Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX and Tesla
Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM
Kevin Warsh, economist
Mark Weinberger, CEO of EY
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit

Damn fools all!

~ by raysparrowe on December 14, 2016.

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