Some of technology’s most prominent leaders and CEOs have made the pilgrimage from the Tesla-lined streets of Silicon Valley to the slightly more civilized New York City to bow at the feet of the very smart and good looking Supreme Leader-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
Some highlights include Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. This whole meeting could be pretty awkward, especially considering how much Trump shit talked the tech industry in general during the campaign.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, was the first big name to arrive, after Oracle CEO Safra Catz was spotted earlier today in the building.
Update 1:18 PM ET: Palantir CEO Alex Karp has arrived at Trump Tower. Palantir, a secretive data analytics startup worth billions, just won a key battle against the U.S. Army.
Update 1:33 PM ET: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has completed his journey to Trump Tower.
Update 1:46 PM ET: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is here. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has also arrived.
Update 1:53 PM ET: Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (Google), and Eric Schmidt, Executitives Chairman of Alphabet, have arrived to pay their respects to our dear leader.
Update 2:04 PM ET: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is here!!!!!!
Update 2:21PM ET:
Reporters were briefly allowed inside the meeting.
Then Trump and Peter Thiel tried out doing the ‘ole handshake/high five that can be really tricky to pull off.