The inauguration of United States President-elect Donald Trump may be just a few days away, but the businessman turned politician still continues to use the social media website Twitter to push his agenda. For instance, in a series of early morning tweets, the president-elect accused CEOs of not doing enough to keep jobs in the U.S.
While Trump has, for the most part, spared the tech industry from the wrath of his Twitter, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is still not nervous. In an interview with CNN, he said that “Microsoft is US based” and that they are not worried about Donald Trump’s calls for more US job creation.
Although Satya did not personally or directly address Donald Trump by name in the interview, he did at one point mention that, “we’re looking forward to the new administration and their agenda.” Additionally, when pressed by reporter Samuel Burke about Donald Trump’s call to deregulate certain industries, and how Microsoft may take advantage of this, the CEO also said:
“I am not particularly sort of concerned about deregulation, or regulation. As I said, there might be places where in fact there is regulation that is needed, or regulatory equilibrium that needs to be established. Take even for example privacy and digital sovereignty, that’s a place where we have taken a principle stance, and there needs to be a legislative solution to balancing what are legitmate national security needs as well as privacy needs, and that will in fact help more people trust technology in the United States and elsewhere. It’s a legislative solution that democracy needs to create.”
Taped Monday at the DLD tech conference in Munich, Satya Nadella said in the interview that Microsoft operates worldwide and is confident with its place as a job creator. The CEO also commented that Microsoft’s roadmap or job outlook for how many jobs are created in the United States has not changed.
“We’re a U.S.-based company that operates worldwide and our predominant employment is in the United States… We’ve already created a tremendous amount of high-paying jobs in the U.S… If anything, we’ll double down on what we’ve always done, which is be a U.S. company that operates in the United States very responsibly, but also being a multinational company that contributes into every country that we work in.”
Satya Nadella and Brad Smith previously issued separate statements about Donald Trump’s election win back in November. Let us know what you think of this latest news by dropping us a comment below!