The US President Donald Trump witnessed the first exit from its Business Advisory Group today as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned due the criticism by the immigration advocates. The Uber company released the statement in this regard.
Travis was under huge pressure because of many of Uber drivers are immigrant and the new law may impact them negatively. In an email to Uber staff, Travis wrote that he has been misunderstood that joining the business advisory group was meant to endorse all of the policies of President Donald Trump.
Uber spokeswoman Chelsea Kohler also confirmed to the reports oh him leaving the group.
Many social media campaigns have targeted Uber over its stand on the update on immigration laws. Many customers have deleted their Uber accounts and have started using Uber’s competitor Lyft.
Travis is believed to have said to Trump that immigration laws are impacting his community and he would leave the group.
This move by Travis can put significant pressure on other leaders as other CEOs are expected to attend the business advisory meeting on Friday with President Trump. Uber CEO’s departure is a signal of growing rift among technology companies, Trump and Washington representatives.