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A leaked video from a Google “all hands meeting” following the 2016 presidential election shows the tech giant’s top executives voicing their opposition to Donald Trump and making disparaging remarks about the newly-elected president’s supporters.
In an hour-long video exclusively obtained by Breitbart, Google executives say they are “deeply offended” by Trump’s victory and suggest that his supporters were motivated by “fear,” “xenophobia,” and “hatred.”
In the leaked video, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said “most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad” about Trump’s victory. Brin stressed that he was “deeply offend[ed]” over Trump’s win, saying Trump “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.”
Brin said that it was upsetting that voters did not share Google’s values when they voted for Trump, compared Trump voters to “extremists,” and suggested many of them voted because of “boredom.”
Kent Walker, a senior VP at Google, suggested that Trump supporters were motivated by “fear,” including “xenophobia” and “hatred.”
Walker said that Trump was a sign of “tribalism that’s self-destructive,” adding that “history is on our side” and the “moral arc of history bends towards progress.”
Google CFO Ruth Porat appeared to break down in tears describing the 2016 election results, saying that Trump’s win “was really painful” and the election went “the wrong way.”
Eileen Noughton, VP of People Operations, informed employees that there were options available if they wanted to move out of the country and added that conservatives in the company felt threatened by the company’s leftist culture.
Google responded to the leaked video by giving Breitbart the following statement:
At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season. For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings. Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.