Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CFO Ruth Porat were both angry following Donald Trump’s general election victory, newly released video shows.
Not long after Donald Trump won the election in 2016, the executives of Google held a company meeting where they expressed their disappointment about the results, newly released video has revealed.
The recording, which was provided anonymously and reported by Breitbart News, was made by the tech giant, and showed a number of the company leaders.
On the top of the video, co-founder Sergey Brin said that he was informed “this is probably not the most cheerful TGIF that we have had.”
“You know what, let’s be honest, most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad for … because of the elections,” said Brin. “Myself, as an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find this election is deeply offensive and I know that many of you also. And I think that it is a very stressful time and it conflicts with many of our values.”
The video also showed that a vice-president, Kent Walker, described the outcome of the elections as ‘ a shock for all of us.”
“It was a shock for all of us, the results of the election. It was a fair and democratic process and we respect that,” Walker said. “But at the same time showed an incredible degree of division among the Americans, and that is something that gives us pause and focus on how we do not understand, that, what can we do to reach out to the people whose perspective we have a hard time understanding.”
“But it is not only a challenge for America. It is a challenge that goes beyond America,” he continued. “The consequences for the rest of the world are enormous. And the echoes about the entire world are significant. This is not the first sign that we have seen from this rising tide of nationalism, populism and health care.”
CFO Ruth Porat later took the stage and told the group that although she was an “old Hillary supporter, she” respected “the outcome of the democratic process.”
“Each of us has voted, it is not really the point, because the values that are held dear in this company transcend politics, because we’re going to continually fight for the preservation of them,” she said.
In a statement to Fox News, a Google spokesperson confirmed that a previously scheduled meeting, a number of employees of the company shared “their” own personal opinions” on the occasion of the presidential elections. However, the spokesman said, none of the comments indicated “that a political bias ever influences” how their products are built or designed to perform.
“There was nothing said during that meeting or another meeting, to suggest that all political bias ever affects the way we build or operate any of our products. On the contrary, our products are made for everyone, and we design them with exceptional care is a reliable source of information for everyone without regard to political viewpoint,” the statement continues.
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Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in a statement to Fox News, slammed the comments in the video.
“This video is the smoking gun. Google’s leadership is outspoken anti-Trump, and there is no doubt that their business practices reflect that,” Bozell said. “We now have hearings. Google can not continue to run and hide.”
The video revelation comes on the heels of the allegations of political bias leveled against Google after an employee of the leaked e-mail mentioned the company’s efforts with a Latino non-profit before 2016 election.
The email, written by Google’s former head of multicultural marketing and obtained exclusively by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the details of the various ways in which the company is working to increase the voter turnout.
However, a spokesman for Google, fired back at the claims Wednesday, saying that “the employee is e-mail an expression of her personal political views on the outcome of the 2016 election, and that these views do not reflect the official position of the company.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood and Christopher Carbone contributed to this report.