President Donald Trump has announced that he will work with over 50 executives from different companies, broken down by sectors, including Apple's Tim Cook, to come up with a plan to restart the economy after the coronavirus emergency.
A group of over 50 corporate executives will thus assist President Trump in determining when and how to reopen businesses as the coronavirus epidemic progresses and, hopefully, begins to lose intensity. Collectively referred to as the big groups in the American economic revival industry, members include important names, including the CEO of Apple. Cook and Trump's positions are very different on many of the most important issues and problems faced by the US in recent years, despite the fact that the Apple CEO has managed to establish a relationship of trust and respect with the US President. Recall that on an official visit Trump attended the inauguration of the factory in Texas where the Mac Pros are assembled.
According to MarketWatch, the committee will be consulted by telephone, although it is unclear whether President Trump intends to make group calls or contact each person individually. In any case, Trump has already expressed positive words for the initiative:
I am confident that these respected people … will give us fantastic ideas
He also said that some states and some companies have been less affected by the virus than others, and therefore would be ready to "open very very early, if not almost immediately".
The list of consultants announced by the President ranges between technology, agriculture, medicine and even sports. The most well-known names announced so far include CEOs, entrepreneurs and sports executives. The New York Times notes that Amazon's Jeff Bezos was not named in Trump's speech, but included in the press release. It also notes that names of key tech giants such as Disney's Bob Iger, Boeing's Dave Calhoun and Peter Thiel are not yet present.
The news of this new committee comes after President Trump praised the Apple and Google user tracking system in order to counter the coronavirus, although this, he added, presents "great constitutional problems".
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