Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 9.
The unthinkable has happened. After weeks of polls touting the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton presidency, Americans woke up on Wednesday to a wholly different type of leader: President-elect Donald Trump.
He's famously pro-business and anti-immigration and trade, but we still won't see how much of his policies will affect the business world until he officially takes office in January. Amid the uncertainty of what a Trump-led America will look like, business leaders and economists across the country commented this morning, expressing shock, fear, and excitement. Here's a sampling of what they said.
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group:
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce ( CRM) :
We all need to give President-Elect Trump a chance. Support the good. Lobby against what we disagree on. No one is bigger than us all— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2016
Congratulations President Trump. This is what makes America great---our democracy. Now is the time for us to come together as one country.— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 9, 2016
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn (LNKD) :
U.S. in election process so long, easy to lose sight of what matters: Our collective ingenuity, resilience & resolve. Next play, America.