Though he did not name Donald Trump directly he referred to the controversy and wrote ‘Let not fear defeat our values, as the open-mindedness of tolerance and acceptance of new Americans is one of the country’s greatest strengths and most defining characteristics, as America, after all was, and is, a country of immigrants. That is why it’s so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in the news these days.
Earlier Trump advocated a ban on all new immigration of Muslims to the US.
Pichai is himself an immigrant who was born in Madras and moved to the US some 22 years ago.
Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also came out in support of Muslims.