Tim Cook, Elon Musk and More Reportedly Holed Up With Senior Republicans to Stop Trump

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Most of us can do little more than grumble about Donald Trump. But according to Huffington Post, the world’s tech elite have joined billionaires and senior Republicans at a secretive meeting to “stop [the] Republican front-runner”.

The website claims that Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sean Parker and Elon Musk all descended on a private island off the coast of Georgia just this weekend to attend the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum. Joined by a host of seniors Republicans, the report suggests that the main topic of conversation for the weekend was Trump — and how to stop him.

In an email report from the gathering, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol reportedly wrote:

A specter was haunting the World Forum—the specter of Donald Trump. There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he’s done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated... The key task now, to once again paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him

It’s not clear what was discussed — nor, for that matter, is it really possible to now for certain if the tech CEOs did actually attend — as the meeting is highly secretive. But if the report is accurate, a lot of very powerful tech folks are thinking hard about how to stop Trump. [Huffington Post]