GOP Leadership Discreetly Meets With Tech Billionaires to Discuss Trump Campaign

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Politics makes strange bedfellows.

It’s not too much of a secret that the GOP leadership isn’t overly fond of the prospect of a Donald Trump presidential nomination. It’s also not a secret that as we speak, several Super PACs are working against Trump’s campaign.

However, what you might not know is that many of world’s most elite tech CEOs, who often find themselves aligned with more liberal policies, are working closely with Republicans to prevent a Trump candidacy.

According to a report from the Huffington Post:

Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he “cannot support Donald Trump.”

The meeting wasn’t all Trump bashing though. According to reports, Senator Cotton and Apple CEO Tim Cook also sparred on phone data encryption.