Lime has retaliated Trump administration’s actions resulting in the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol that ended in mass violence and deaths by amending its corporate travel policy to ban all Trump-owned properties from its list of approved corporate hotels.
According to TechCrunch, the micro-mobility startup has directed TripActions (the Palo Alto-based corporate travel booking service) to delist Trump properties from its database and encourage its customers to avoid booking any of those.
Just a little while ago, Lime CEO Wayne Ting has asked TripActions via email to remove the search listing for all Trump properties from its employee booking database for corporate travel.
The folks at TechCrunch have confirmed that TripActions has not responded to any of their emails requesting a comment. Here are some excerpts from the email:
“While some startups have argued that companies should never be political, we have always understood that the work we do here at Lime is inherently political. We are speaking out and standing up for what we believe is right because that is the right thing to do. And we are looking for ways to ensure our actions — and dollars — don’t support those who are complicit in this attack on our democracy.”
Lime has reportedly shied away from making any federal contributions till date, owing to the company’s strict policy of not backing any elected official who chose to challenge the certification of the results of the Electoral College.
Mr. Ting also adds that the company has removed support to the entire Trump-owned real estate portfolio including hotels, golf properties and resorts, besides residential holdings such as Trump Tower.
“Moreover, we are committing to never support or spend money at any of the business ventures and affiliates of the Trump and Kushner families,” Ting wrote.
Here is the full excerpts from the email obtained by the folks at TechCrunch: