Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trump Tells Anxious Tech Leaders: 'We're Here to Help'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trump Tells Anxious Tech Leaders: 'We're Here to Help'

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NEW YORK * President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his administration is "here to help you folks do well."

Trump, still savoring his election victory, convened a summit at Trump Tower for nearly a dozen tech leaders, whose industry largely supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Many in the industry are worried that Trump will stifle innovation, curb the hiring of computer-savvy immigrants and infringe on consumers' digital privacy.

He immediately tried to allay those fears.

"We want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. Anything we can do to help this go on, we will be there for you," Trump said. "You'll call my people, you'll call me. We have no formal chain of command around here. …

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