GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s is Ã¢â‚¬Å“dedicated to the US Army, not the Chinese language Army” President Trump mentioned after assembly the agency’s chief govt on Wednesday.
In a tweet, the President mentioned he and Sundar Pichai additionally mentioned Ã¢â‚¬Å“political equity and numerous issues that Google can do for our nationÃ¢â‚¬Â.
It follows a tweet earlier this 12 months wherein Mr Trump accused Google of “serving to China”.
Google instructed the BBC the corporate was Ã¢â‚¬Å“happyÃ¢â‚¬Â with the assembly.
“We had been happy to have productive conversations with the President about investing in the way forward for the American workforce, the expansion of rising applied sciences and our ongoing dedication to working with the US authorities,Ã¢â‚¬Â the agency mentioned.
The agency’s spokesman wouldn’t, nevertheless, share particulars of how lengthy the assembly was, or whether or not the agency agreed with Mr TrumpÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s characterisation of the dialogue.
In two tweets, Mr Trump – incorrectly referring to Mr Pichai as GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“presidentÃ¢â‚¬Â – mentioned the Ã¢â‚¬Å“assembly ended very nicely!Ã¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Simply met with Sundar Pichai, President of Google, who is clearly doing fairly nicely,Ã¢â‚¬Â the tweet learn.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“He acknowledged strongly that he’s completely dedicated to the US navy, not the Chinese language navy.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Mr Trump added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Additionally mentioned political equity and numerous issues that Google can do for our nation.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Republicans, together with Mr Trump, have accused Google of unfairly Ã¢â‚¬Å“censoringÃ¢â‚¬Â conservative views on its platform, an accusation the agency strongly denies, and one for which consultants say there isn’t any proof.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœServing to China’
It had not been recognized that Mr Pichai could be assembly the president.
Mr Pichai was scheduled to be in Washington DC to talk to Common Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the joint chiefs of employees. It was understood that Mr Pichai was there to debate considerations about GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work in China.
The agency opened a man-made intelligence lab in Beijing in 2017. Earlier this month, Gen Dunford mentioned the lab Ã¢â‚¬Å“not directly advantages the Chinese language navyÃ¢â‚¬Â.
It adopted feedback from Mr Trump that Google was Ã¢â‚¬Å“serving to ChinaÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Mr Trump tweeted: “Google helps China and their navy, however not the US. Horrible! The excellent news is that they helped Crooked Hillary Clinton, and never Trump….and the way did that prove?”
Whereas Mr Trump appears extra glad with GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s place now, the corporate faces inside unhappiness over its navy ties. The agency was lately compelled to again out of a contract with the Pentagon amid strain from workers.