Donald Trump To Meet with Silicon Valley Tech Leaders

President-elect Donald Trump is known for making headlines with his social media posts, but apparently when it comes to meeting tech leaders, he still prefers communicating the old-fashioned way: in person.

The Republican politician reached out to tech leaders to attend a "roundtable" in New York on Dec.14. Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff; Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor who's part of his transition team, signed the invite, according to USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. An agenda for the meeting hasn't been released.

San Jose tech firm Cisco confirmed to this newspaper on Tuesday that its Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins has been invited and plans to attend.

Oracle confirmed that its Co-CEO Safra Catz will be there, too.

Intel and LinkedIn declined to comment. Other tech firms such as Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Tesla Motors and Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump's press office also didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Many Silicon Valley tech moguls supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, fueling tension between Trump and some of the world's largest tech firms.

Robbins, who is a Republican, told CNN in March that he wanted a leader who could bring people together and was leaning toward backing Clinton.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg also has publicly said she supported Clinton.

Trump, however, has been critical of Silicon Valley tech companies as well.

After Apple refused to help federal law-enforcement authorities unlock the iPhone used by a shooter in the 2015 San Bernardino attacks, Trump called for a boycott of all Apple products.

During the election, Trump also accused Twitter, Google and Facebook of burying news about the investigation into Clinton's private email server, calling them "very dishonest media" in a tweet.

Meanwhile, there are fears that Trump's administration will...

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