After criticism from both employees and the public at large, the New York Times reports that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is set to leave President Donald Trump's economic advisory council. The news was revealed in an email Kalanick sent to employees.
According to the Times, Kalanick told employees that "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that." The CEO was criticized after saying he would continue to work with the president, even after the latter's executive order banning refugees and others from several Muslim nations. The ban affects a sizable number of Uber employees. It's not clear when Kalanick will officially leave the council, but the email says that he has already spoken with the president about the issue.