Matt Maloney, co-founder of GrubHub isn’t happy with the results of Tuesday’s election and he let his employees know it. In an attempt calm the fears of those who felt attacked by President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric, he went on the attack, himself — against those who supported Trump.
On Wednesday, Maloney, who according to Open Secrets donated $5,400 to the Clinton campaign, sent an email to the entire company to prove he was an adherent to Hillary’s theory that Trump supporters belonged in a basket of deplorables, especially those who were against illegal immigration.
Referring to Trump’s supporters, Maloney wrote (via Fox News):
I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can.
Trump is not anti-immigrant, he is anti-illegal immigrant. Perhaps Maloney doesn’t understand that useful distinction.
I want to reaffirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.
…While demeaning, insulting, and ridiculing minorities, immigrants, and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior — and these views — have no place at Grubhub.
Wow! He really drank the Hillary Clinton Kool-Aid. Trump didn’t attack minorities, or immigrants. He did say nasty things about specific women during the campaign (he also said nasty things about specific men).
The real point here is that Maloney is doing to his pro-Trump employees what he maintains Trump didto others: make them feel uncomfortable and fearful. Also from the email:
If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here, We [sic] do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.
Perhaps people who supported Trump should also take a cue from this email and “resign” from using GrubHub’s online services.
Apparently recognizing that he may have stepped in it, Maloney tweeted this after the story broke:
GrubHub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees, regardless what you may have read. https://t.co/jF6oG6hg6M
— Matt Maloney (@M3aloney) November 11, 2016
How does he figure?
Cross-posted at The Lid