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SpaceX communications head quits dream job to fight Trump 'nightmare'

His project, called Onwards, will initially take the form of a "listening tour" to better understand why communities across America voted for Trump, how new technologies are impacting them and what they think needs to be changed, CNNMoney reported. Photograph: (Facebook)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 16, 2016, 07.02 AM (IST)

Dex Torricke-Barton, head of communications at SpaceX, announced on Tuesday he was quitting his dream job to fight the Trump “nightmare”.

"The only reason to leave my dream job was to go and fight a nightmare, a future where the world is less open, less compassionate, more closed," he said in an interview. "Going to focus on grassroots change is how I feel I can make the biggest difference right now."

He plans to do grassroots work to combat the rise of Trump and bridge the "growing gulf between coastal elites and communities left behind by globalisation,” CNNMoney reported.

Last week when Donald Trump won the elections, he was both surprised and saddened by it. Now, he is looking to do something about it.

His project, called Onwards, will initially take the form of a "listening tour" to better understand why communities across America voted for Trump, how new technologies are impacting them and what they think needs to be changed, CNNMoney reported.

He then hopes to pull together those findings in concrete reports with recommendations "that can be fed into the social movement" that opposes Trump, Torricke-Barton told CNNMoney.

(WION)

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