Donald Trump Invites Tech Leaders to Policy Summit (Report)

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Trump adviser Peter Thiel signed the invitation alongside Reince Priebus and Jared Kushner.

President-elect Donald Trump has invited a group of technology executives to meet with him next week at Trump Tower, according to a report from Politico

The invitation, which USA Today reports is for a Dec. 14 summit, was sent by chief of staff Reince Priebus, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and transition team adviser Peter Thiel. 

The meeting comes after Trump has made overtures to a number of industries, including several corporate executives via a policy forum set for February. Among the execs invited to the forum are Disney CEO Bob Iger, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon and Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. The only technology exec included in the forum is IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. 

The technology industry largely eschewed supporting Trump during the election. Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and Palantir chairman, was his most vocal Silicon Valley supporter during the campaign, even speaking at the Republican National Convention over the summer.

Since Trump was elected president, some executives have made overtures. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who had been an outspoken critic of Trump's, tweeted his congratulations on Nov. 10, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella used LinkedIn to send his congratulations. 

The Trump transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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