A senior staff member of Oracle Corp., George A. Polisner, has resignedafter the enterprise tech titans co-CEO, Safra Catz, joined the Trump transition team and stated her enthusiasm for the president-elect.
Prior to themeeting Catz issued a public statement that said:
I plan to tell the president-elect that we are with him and will help in any way we can. If he can reform the tax code, reduce regulation and negotiate better trade deals, the U.S. technology industry will be stronger and more competitive than ever.
After the meeting, Catz accepted an invitation to joinTrumps transition team.
A veteran of enterprise tech, and a progressive political strategist, Polisner previouslyheld a wide variety of positions at Oracle. During different turnsthere since 1993, he had worked at Oracleinproduct development, customer advocacy, program management and most recently managed cloud services.
He made his resignation knownyesterday to the company and the public by publishing his letter on LinkedIn. There he criticized Trump for:planning todismantle social security and medicare; disrespecting Gold Star military families; and stok[ing] fear, hatred and violence toward people of color, Muslims and immigrants, among other things.
I am not with President-elect Trump and I am not here to help him in any way.In fact when his policies border on the unconstitutional, the criminal and the morally unjust I am here to oppose him in every possible and legal way.
Therefore I must resign from this once great company.
Polisner has also created a petition on NotWhoWeAre.us for otherOracle employees who many want to publicly protestTrump and Catzs involvement in his transition team.