Last month President Donald Trump alleged that Google business activities were “helping China and their military.”
On Wednesday, Donald Trump met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, whom he’d previously accused of indirectly boosting China’s military, reassured Mr. Trump that he is “totally committed” to US security.
President Trump tweeted, “Just met with @SundarPichai, President of @Google, who is obviously doing quite well. He stated strongly that he is totally committed to the U.S. Military, not the Chinese Military. Also discussed political fairness and various things that @Google can do for our Country. Meeting ended very well!”
….Also discussed political fairness and various things that @Google can do for our Country. Meeting ended very well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2019
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, told Congress, “the work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting” China’s armed forces.”
US top military officer also urged US tech giants to begin work to step up next generation 5G wireless technology so that US markets are not reliant on Chinese innovators, indirectly hinting at Chinese telecommunication equipment manufacturer firm Huawei.
The US government are deeply suspicions over Huawei’s technology and products, they claim the Chinese Government was using the telecom giant to eavesdrop into the United States.
Google spokesperson told reporters that CEO Pichai had “productive conversations” with Trump about “investing in the future of the American workforce, the growth of emerging technologies and our ongoing commitment to working with the U.S. government.”