Indra Nooyi is business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo and a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke at the Dealbook Conference two days after the election,“Is there a box of tissues here?” Nooyi responded for her reaction to the election results. “I’ll tell you, first of all, I want to congratulate President Donald Trump. Because the election is over, I think, we should mourn for those of us who supported the other side, but we have to come together and life has to go on.”
She added that she had to answer a lot of questions from both her employees.
“They were all in mourning. My employees were all crying. The question that they are asking, especially those who are not white — ‘Are we safe?’ Women are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ LGBT people are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ I never thought I would have to answer those questions. So, I think that the first thing that we have to do is to assure everyone living in the United States will be safe. Nothing has changed because of this election. What we heard was election talk and we will all come together and unify as a country. So, the process of democracy happened. We just have to let life go on.”
Also she said that “we’ll have to pick up the big issues — technological unemployment, global trade, immigration, all of which needs reform and have serious conversation about that.
She was asked about the possible implications Trump’s rhetoric on trade and protectionism might have. She said that she worries about possible discrimination of American companies overseas.
“Because we fly the American flag, because we are domiciled in the United States, we are a beneficiary or victim of America’s foreign policy and position in the world. And therefore, wherever we go, the first thing they talk to us is about the United States. What I worry about is that there might be discrimination against American companies overseas, if there is protectionism in the United States,” she said at the conference.
She added: “I’m sincerely hoping based on the talk we heard from our president-elect the day after the election, that what we’ve heard before the election and what we are seeing in action are quite different, and that it’s much more measured and it’s more sensitive to the trade deals that we have already and that we want to build this country the right way going forward not necessarily retreat into, you know, isolationism or whatever.”
Just after the election Pepsi CEO issues a unreal and bigoted statement about President Donald Trump.
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