Googleâ€™s is â€œdedicated to the US Navy, not the Chinese language Navy” President Trump mentioned after assembly the agency’s chief government on Wednesday.
In a tweet, the President mentioned he and Sundar Pichai additionally mentioned â€œpolitical equity and numerous issues that Google can do for our nationâ€.
It follows a tweet earlier this 12 months wherein Mr Trump accused Google of “serving to China”.
Google advised the BBC the corporate was â€œhappyâ€ 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,â€ the agency mentioned.
The agency’s spokesman wouldn’t, nonetheless, share particulars of how lengthy the assembly was, or whether or not the agency agreed with Mr Trumpâ€™s characterisation of the dialogue.
In two tweets, Mr Trump – incorrectly referring to Mr Pichai as Googleâ€™s â€œpresidentâ€ – mentioned the â€œassembly ended very effectively!â€.
â€œSimply met with Sundar Pichai, President of Google, who is clearly doing fairly effectively,â€ the tweet learn.
â€œHe said strongly that he’s completely dedicated to the US army, not the Chinese language army.â€
Mr Trump added: â€œAdditionally mentioned political equity and numerous issues that Google can do for our nation.â€
Republicans, together with Mr Trump, have accused Google of unfairly â€œcensoringâ€ conservative views on its platform, an accusation the agency strongly denies, and one for which specialists say there is no such thing as a proof.
â€˜Serving to China’
It had not been identified that Mr Pichai can be assembly the president.
Mr Pichai was scheduled to be in Washington DC to talk to Basic Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the joint chiefs of employees. It was understood that Mr Pichai was there to debate issues about Googleâ€™s work in China.
The agency opened a man-made intelligence lab in Beijing in 2017. Earlier this month, Gen Dunford mentioned the lab â€œnot directly advantages the Chinese language armyâ€.
It adopted feedback from Mr Trump that Google was â€œserving to Chinaâ€.
Mr Trump tweeted: “Google helps China and their army, 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 Googleâ€™s place now, the corporate faces inside unhappiness over its army ties. The agency was not too long ago pressured to again out of a contract with the Pentagon amid stress from workers.