Tech CEOs Get Roasted for Opposing Trump’s H-1B Reforms

Microsoft president Brad Smith said the US tech giant will maintain its bid for a major Pentagon cloud computing contract while participating in the debate on artificial intelligence for military purposes

Silicon Valley chieftains and companies declared their horror at President Donald Trump’s new curbs on the H-1B visa worker pipelines — and were immediately jeered by a huge number of U.S. graduates.

“All you want is cheap foreign labor” said a typical response to Twitter chief Jack Dorsey:

Google’s CEO also got a quick brush-off from Americans:

The U.S. Chamber got the same treatment:

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon drew the same “Hire America” reaction:

Microsoft president Brad Smith lamented Trump’s popular policy, and got the same populist response:

One of the CEOs’ helpers, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, denounced Trump’s policy, and got the same populist response that threatens his reelection in South Carolina:

Trump’s reforms are popular because he is blocking the inflow of additional H-1B visa workers during a huge economic recession — and he is also setting rules to prevent CEOs from hiring cheap foreign workers instead of American graduates:

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