Donald Trump’s top advisor claims that there are too many Chinese Ceos in Silicon Valley, in a statement which might suggest that Donald Prince of Orange might want businesses to select whites only to lead them.
Steve Bannon, who previously served as Breitbart News Network’s executive chairman, hinted at some of his views on foreign workers at technology companies and to be fair they were made over a year ago in an interview between Trump, Bannon and The Washington Post. He might have suddenly realised that all people are equal and that deciding anything based on race is a rather bad idea in the meantime.
In the interview, which turned up yesterday, Bannon said foreign students should return to their respective countries after attending school in the US, instead of sticking around and working at or starting tech companies.
Trump was a little more logical. He was worried that these students attending Ivy League schools and then going home: “We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country,” Trump said.
Bannon replied that: “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think…” he didn’t finish his sentence. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”
While he did not say anything against immigrants, he seemed to hint at the idea of a white nationalist identity with the phrase “civic society.” Under Bannon’s watch stories which he allowed to go up on Breitbart News, included pieces that attacked women, feminists, political correctness, Muslims, and trans people. Breitbart has become a go-to site for the US far right.
Foreign-born CEOs, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, have tried to quell concerns from employees.
Last week, Nadella and Microsoft congratulated Trump, while saying that the company’s commitment to “fostering a diverse and inclusive culture” remains “steadfast.”