Tech CEOs, Republicans plot to stop Trump: Report

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Top Silicon Valley CEOs met with top Republicans in secret last weekend to discuss stopping Donald Trump from becoming the Republican presidential candidate, a report by the Huffington Post claims.

Top tech leaders including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla Motors and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and Google co-founder Larry Page, all met top GOP members at the super-secretive American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, where Trump was the main point of discussion, according to the news site's anonymous sources.

The AEI's World Forum is the conservative think tank's yearly press-free event held on a private island resort off the coast of the state of Georgia.

People familiar with the event told Huffington Post that the highlight of this year's forum was a presentation by Republican political guru and former advisor to George W. Bush Karl Rove, which reportedly identified the Republican front-runner's greatest weaknesses.

Rove explained that most voters saw Trump as erratic, and had hard time envisioning him as "presidential" or someone they'd like their children to look up to. He also explained that citizens were wary of having the Republican frontrunner anywhere near a nuclear trigger.

Sources said that conversation went on to focused on how Trump managed to gain such a stronghold. The real estate mogul has seen a meteoric rise in the presidential primaries, having already gained more than a third of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.

The Huffington Post's full report can be read here.

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