Silicon Valley CEOs meet with Trump for second tech summit

He's previously said that there was an Apple employee temporarily stuck overseas when the ban was first enacted.

Kushner cited some examples of the current technology infrastructure, noting the use of floppy discs in Pentagon "legacy systems".

In May, Trump asked lawmakers to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in a budget that also boosted spending on defense. The administration's plan: to have America's biggest innovators help President Trump transform the government's technology.

"Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to modernize the USA government", said Kushner.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who quit Trump's advisory council in February under mounting pressure, did also not attend. "Americans deserve better digital services from their government, " Trump wrote in the order.

The White House announced on Monday that Kushner would be visiting the Middle East this week at Trump's behest.

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That changed yesterday, when Kushner spoke to the first meeting of the newly created American Technology Council, part of Trump's Office American Innovation, which is meant to nudge government into operating more like the business world.

Kushner's trip to the Middle East is perhaps the clearest sign yet that the expanding Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has not resulted in a downsizing of his far-reaching policy portfolio, nor has it given Trump pause about deploying him as his representative overseas. They also happen to be some of the world's most valuable companies.

Silicon Valley and Donald Trump have disagreed on many issues, most notably Trump's recent decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord and issues surrounding immigration.

Based on the internet's reaction, it was the first time many people heard his voice - and they were more than happy to pile on the memes. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Among those who showed up were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Apple CEO #tim cook who was seen with a barf face, Mashable noted.

The visit comes one month after Trump's maiden trip to the region, during which he met with Israeli and Palestinian officials and committed to working to bring both sides together in a lasting peace agreement.

"Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens", Trump said. T-Mobile said "senior" executives would be at the White House summit, but didn't provide specifics.

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