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United States President Donald Trump has been promising jobs to Americans all throughout his campaign. Now that he secured the presidency, he appears to be keen on keeping that promise.
As reported by New York Daily News, Trump and his business adviser will be meeting with 15 CEOs of U.S. companies to discuss how they can better create jobs for Americans. The president's business adviser and Blackstone's co-founder, chairman and CEO, Stephen Schwarzman, will be the one leading the discussion.
Members of Trump's economic advisory council were also among the CEOs that were invited to the meeting, including JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, Walt Disney's Bob Iger, Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon and General Motors' Mary Barra. Iger reportedly failed to attend the meeting because it was rescheduled on the same day that Walt Disney's board is due to attend.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was also not attending the meeting after leaving Trump's economic advisory council. Consumers lashed back on Uber after it allegedly tried to break a drivers' protest against the travel ban. Uber has since declared that it was against Trump's travel ban order, but consumers have already made up their mind and declared the #DeleteUber campaign.
The CEOs attending the meeting with Trump and Schwarzman are expected to ask him about his executive order prohibiting the influx of immigrants and tourists from several Muslim-majority countries, Venture Beat reported. The Trump administration has been trying to sell the idea that the travel ban will keep terrorists away from the U.S., but the blanket ban affected several green card holders as well as executives and employees of several U.S. companies.
CEOs might not be able to criticize Trump for his executive orders. Several companies, particularly car makers, folded when the president called them out for their lack of expansion plans in the U.S. Jobs & Hire previously reported that majority of companies does not believe that Trump's presidency can affect hiring.