Love it or hate it Republican Donald Trump is the new President of the United States and technology giants can’t be pleased with the outcome of the elections, especially because companies might have to fight against changes that they do not necessarily agree with in the next four years.
Apple is one of the companies that have already been involved in disputes with Donald Trump, and CEO Tim Cook himself disagreed with some of the statements that the Republican made in the last few months.
And in an email submitted to employees, and obtained by Buzzfeed, Cook explains that “the only way to move forward is to move forward together,” acknowledging that some company workers are disappointed with the result of the elections.
“I’ve heard from many of you today about the presidential election. In a political contest where the candidates were so different and each received a similar number of popular votes, it’s inevitable that the aftermath leaves many of you with strong feelings,” Tim Cook explained in his email that you can read in full after the jump.
What’s interesting is that Tim Cook hasn’t referred to Donald Trump by name in this email, choosing instead to discuss the company’s position in the next years and pledging for diversity and equality, just like he did in the past.
He also talks about “uncertainties ahead,” although no specifics are provided, but it’s very clear that Tim Cook, just like some Apple employees, expects the company to be impacted by some of the changes that will be proposed by Donald Trump in the next four years.
“Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world - regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love. I’ve always looked at Apple as one big family and I encourage you to reach out to your co-workers if they are feeling anxious,” he says.
In case you’re wondering how come that Tim Cook didn’t congratulate Donald Trump for the win, keep in mind that this is an internal mail that’s not directly addressed to the President of the US. On the other hand, Tim Cook hasn’t released a public statement either, so it’s very clear that Apple isn’t pleased with the outcome of the presidential race.