Saying “hate is a cancer,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told employees of the Silicon Valley tech giant that the company is making $1 million donations each to two anti-hate organizations in the wake of the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Wednesday, Cook wrote an email to employees that was obtained by BuzzFeed. In it, he addressed President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville. Trump had blamed “many sides” for the violence that killed one woman and injured 19 others over the weekend.
“I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,” Cook wrote. “Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.”