Grubhub CEO claims he didn't ask Trump supporters to quit

Last Updated Nov 11, 2016 11:30 AM EST

CHICAGO - The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes all employees, regardless of their political beliefs.

CEO Matt Maloney’s email Wednesday said he rejects Trump’s “nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics” and that anyone who disagrees should immediately resign “because you have no place here.”

In a tweet Thursday that was later deleted, Maloney said: “Grubhub does not tolerate hate and we are proud of all our employees -- even those who voted for Trump.”

Maloney later issued a statement saying his email advocated for inclusion and tolerance and that Grubhub doesn’t discriminate based on political beliefs.

“Some of the statements in my email... have been misconstrued,” he said in the 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. To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.”

Grubhub shares were trading at around $35 a share Friday morning, down about 8% from their $38 closing price on Election Day.