The founder of online food delivery company GrubHub had some blunt words Wednesday for conservative employees who support President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE: “You have no place here.”
One day after Trump was elected president, GrubHub CEO and co-founder Matt Maloney sent a letter to the company’s staff encouraging employees who support Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail to resign.
"While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior — and these views, have no place at Grubhub," Maloney wrote.
“Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”
"I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can," he continued.
"As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States," he said.
“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” Maloney added. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."
Maloney, who supported Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE in the presidential election, back-tracked after his letter went viral and sparked criticism online. The company CEO later tweeted Thursday that GrubHub is "proud of all our employees — even those who voted for Trump."
GrubHub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees, regardless what you may have read. https://t.co/jF6oG6hg6M— Matt Maloney (@M3aloney) November 11, 2016
Maloney said his email that singled out Trump supporters was intended to convey that GrubHub will not "tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace."
"Some of the statements in my email have been misconstrued," Maloney said in a statement. "I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand.
"Grubhub welcomes and accepts employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election."
Maloney ended the letter to staff by saying that Trump “deserves our open minds and a chance to lead.”
GrubHub is based in Illinois, one of the few Midwestern states Clinton won.