Expedia CEO takes dig at Trump in company's earnings call
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Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, a former Iranian refugee and outspoken critic of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE, took a dig at the president during an earnings call Thursday, saying he hoped he and those at his company would be "alive to see the end of next year."

"I want to say thank you to our global employee base for an improved 2016 and an improved end of the year. And hopefully we will all be alive to see the end of next year," Khosrowshahi said, according to CNBC reporter Steve Kopack.

Khosrowshahi's statement appeared to be a dig at the president. It was made during an earnings call that discussed the company's performance in the final quarter of 2016.


During the campaign, Khosrowshahi supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook Senators vet Mayorkas to take lead at DHS CNN poll: Melania Trump leaving office as least popular first lady ever MORE, saying that Trump would be bad for the world and travel."

“I think where Trump just has it dead wrong is this is a world of us versus them,” Khosrowshahi said at a Geekwire Summit last year.  “We don’t believe in a world of us versus them; we look at the world as all of us together.”

Khosrowshahi also spoke out against Trump's executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, calling it "reactionary versus visionary."