US President Donald Trump has demolished his two business advisory councils after facing a series of administrative resignations in his “ambiguous” response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
Trump created the Manufacturing Advisory Council in January after swearing, while the 16-member strategic and political forum was established in December when he was elected president.
“Instead of pushing the cardboard-making business people and the strategic and political forum, I’ve finished two. Thank you all!” Trump said in a tweet. So far, about 11 CEOs of the advisory boards left.
Most of them have resigned after criticizing the president’s less encouraging reaction to weekend violence in Charlottesville, where a car ran into a crowd protesting peacefully against the white supremacist meeting, killing one woman 32 years old.
Information revealed that most CEOs were likely to leave their presidential council in an apparent protest against Trump over which people on both sides were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville.
Eight CEOs – including Kenneth Frazier of Merck, Brian Krzanich Intel Under Armor’s Kevin Plank and Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), left the two Trump Advisory Councils until yesterday.
Earlier in the day, members of the Policy and Strategy Forum in a joint statement said that intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in the country and are an affront to fundamental American values.
Directed by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, members of the Policy and Strategy Forum attended JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi, CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, and CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon.
President of the Strategic and Policy Forum was conceived as a bipartisan group of business leaders called to serve our country by providing independent information and views directly to the President in accelerating economic growth and job creation in the US. Said the members.
“We believe that the debate on participation in the Forum has become a distraction from our well-intentioned desire and sincere help vital political discussions on how to improve the everyday lives of Americans,” they said.
In a joint statement, the Director-General noted that job creation and supporting an inclusive inclusive growth agenda remains important for the country’s progress. “As such, the President and they are to dissolve the Forum. Job creation and support for a growth program compatible with inclusion remains vital to the progress of our country.
As Americans, we are all united in our desire to see our country get ahead, “the Los Angeles Times said in a report. The tips of dissolution mark the strong rejection of the USA. Trump, who rose to the White House while being the CEO’s first president. ”
“Economic and regulatory policies are not sufficient and it does not matter if we do not deal with the divisions in our country. It is the role of leader in business or government, to unite people and not separately,” said Dimon employees.