Executives at the financial groups Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and MasterCard, the carmaker Ford and beverage group Coca-Cola risked a clash with the president as they criticised the restrictions on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — one of the tech leaders who met Mr Trump before his inauguration — said the retailer was exploring legal options to oppose the move. The company also plans to support a lawsuit filed earlier on Monday by the state of Washington.
In an email to employees, Mr Bezos wrote: “No nation is better at harnessing the energies and talents of immigrants. It’s a distinctive competitive advantage for our country — one we should not weaken.”