Grubhub CEO backtracks after asking Trump supporters to quit

CHICAGO (AP) — The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes all employees, regardless of their political beliefs.

CEO Matt Maloney's email Wednesday said he rejects Trump's "nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics" and that anyone who disagrees should immediately resign "because you have no place here."

In a tweet Thursday that was later deleted, Maloney said: "Grubhub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees — even those who voted for Trump."

Maloney later issued a statement saying his email advocated for inclusion and tolerance and that Grubhub doesn't discriminate based on political beliefs.

Chicago-based Grubhub connects online customers with takeout restaurants in the U.S. and London.

Meanwhile, other CEO's are urging unity:


According to BuzzFeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees that read in part, “I’ve heard from many of you today about the presidential election,” Cook writes. “In a political contest where the candidates were so different and each received a similar number of popular votes, it’s inevitable that the aftermath leaves many of you with strong feelings... regardless of which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way to move forward is to move forward together.” Read the full email here. 


After Trump's victory eBay CEO Devin Wenig sent a company-wide note. According to Recode he acknowledged a “sense of fear and disruption caused by the impact that changing economic trends, including technology innovation, are having on people’s lives...While political seasons come and go, we will remember who we are, why we exist, and who we serve." Read the full statement here. 


SF Gate reports LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sent an email to employees following Trump's victory. It read in part, "I hope the same holds for everyone at our company -- that no matter what our political leanings, our race, religion, gender, creed, or country of origin, we treat each other with respect, with compassion, and above all else, we take care of one another," he wrote. "No election should ever change that." Read the full letter here.