President Trump will meet with his strategic and policy forum Friday, which includes General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Automotive News reports. Both CEOs will attend the meeting, and two of the main topics will be immigration and corporate taxes.
Trump's recent actions have spurred controversy and dissension in the business community. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just left Trump's economic advisory committee following criticism of his participation, and according to Yahoo News, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger won't attend this meeting. Musk did provide a statement on Twitter explaining his participation. He intends to express his displeasure with the immigration executive order, and that his participation in the forum does not mean he supports the president's policies.
Regarding the meeting at the White House: pic.twitter.com/8b1XH4oW6h— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2017
No statement has come from Mary Barra, or GM regarding the meeting. The White House and Trump also haven't said anything about the meeting. Automotive News points out that the proposed 20-percent tax on Mexican made goods and lowering corporate taxes will probably be discussed, in addition to the immigration order.