Among the many prominent companies and CEO's Goldman Sachs has joined the ranks denouncing Donald Trump's recent immigration ban.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s more than 34,000 employees arrived to work Monday to find a voice mail waiting. "This is Lloyd," it began.
Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein then delivered a denunciation of President Donald Trump's immigration ban, which restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and freezes the U.S. refugee program. "This is not a policy we support," he said. "Being diverse is not optional; it is what we must be."
With that, Mr. Blankfein, a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton for president, drew a sharp distinction between himself and Goldman alums who have embraced Mr. Trump.
Personal politics aside, looking at this from a business stand point this looks to be the main reason for their response... or perhaps it is Blankfein's own background that has pushed him into this response.
Their responses reflect that in finance and tech, big, global companies rely on the ability to recruit overseas and move their employees around freely. Goldman has identified about 100 employees world-wide that might fall under the umbrella of the ban, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
I have to wonder if this will impact the companies relations with the White House, or if its going to be business as usual. Donald Trump came out strongly against Wall St. during the campaign, but has since carried on the tradition of recruiting form Goldman.
What do you think monkeys, will this get in the way of government Sachs relations?