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How these world's top 2 CEO's reacted when Donald Trump was elected as President of USA?
After Donald Trump triumphed in the US election to become the President of "The US" (simply #POTUS), Many of the world CEO reacted differently. There were lots of frustration and anger in the social media. There were doubts in the employees mind on large companies which had lots of democrat party supporter and immigrants.
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.
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Indra Nooyi who is the CEO of Pepsi Co reaction:
Following Donald Trump's victory in US President Election on Tuesday, Nooyi was upset. She said her daughters and some of her employees were "in mourning." For her immigrant employees, the emotions were even more grim.
"I had to answer a lot of questions, from my daughters, from my employees, they were all in mourning," Nooyi explained. "Our employees are all crying, and the question that they are asking, especially those who are not-white: 'Are we safe?' Women are asking, 'Are we safe?' LGBT people were asking, 'Are we safe?' I never thought I'd have had to answer those questions."
The Chief Executive of the Pepsi Co spoke on Thursday at the DealBook Conference in New York City, hosted by CNBC anchor and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin.
The fear that came from Trump's campaign trail rhetoric threatening to keep Muslims out of the country, a message that seemed to fade during the latter days of the race.
Nooyi noted that she's supportive of the president-elect, but, she has a message for both her employees and her daughters: "Just Relax".
"The first thing that we all have to do is to assure everyone living in the United States that you are safe. Nothing has changed as a result of this election," Nooyi said. "The process of democracy has happened. We just have to let life go on."
Congratulating President-elect Donald Trump, Nooyi said those who supported Clinton are mourning but life has to go on. "The process of democracy happened, we just have to let life go on. We have to come together and life has to go on," she said.
"Who is going to call for that dialogue, who will participate in that dialogue and what are we going to do about the dialogue are all big questions. I don't know how we can have it in short bursts of sound bites. It would be counterproductive to do it in sound bites," she said.
On the protectionist and isolationist campaign rhetoric, Nooyi said she worries that there might be "discrimination" against American companies overseas if there is protectionism in the US but expressed hope that what Trump said during the election campaign will be different from what actually happens under his presidency. "I'm sincerely hoping based on the talk we heard from our President-elect the day after the election, that what we heard before the election and what we are really going to see in action are quite different. That it is much more measured, more sensitive to the trade deals we have already. That we want to build this county the right way going forward and not necessarily retreat into isolationism," she said.
Nooyi was highly critical of Trump's lewd and obscene remarks against women during his campaign that he had described as "locker room" talk.
"How dare we talk about women that way. Why do we talk that way about a whole group of citizens. I don't think there is place for that kind of language in any part of society - not in locker rooms, not in football players' homes, not in any place. If we don't nip it in the bud, this is going to be a lethal force that is going to take over society.
"Locker room conversation about women is absolutely intolerable. That too that kind of locker room conversation," she said referring to the lewd remarks made by Trump against women in a leaked 2005 video.
"This has just got to stop," Nooyi said to a huge round of applause from the audience.
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