Exec resigns from president's council, and Trump lashes out

GE CEO calls Trump remarks on Charlottesville 'deeply troubling' as economic councils disband

GE CEO calls Trump remarks on Charlottesville 'deeply troubling' as economic councils disband

His resignation came even after Trump made a statement on Monday explicitly calling out hate groups, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, for their role in the unrest. It appeared to be an effort by Trump to get ahead of the business leaders who were abandoning him following his remarks the day before at a New York City press conference.

The demonstration in Charlottesville by hundreds of white nationalists took a deadly turn on Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a group of counter protesters and killed one person. Frazier and his compatriots joined the ranks of Elon Musk of Tesla, Bob Iger of Walt Disney, and Travis Kalanick of Uber Technologies - executives who walked away from business panels Trump touted, taking the unusual steps of publicly distancing themselves from a sitting president.

Mr Trumka and the chief executives of Under Armour, Merck, Intel, Johnson & Johnson and 3M quit following Mr Trump's Charlottesville remarks where he blamed "many sides" for the violence. It wouldn't be surprising if more follow suit and if the Trump administration continues on its path, no one may be left on its advisory council.

Plank was criticized last winter by some of Under Armour's biggest stars over his support of Trump, comments that basketball star Stephen Curry echoed.

Whatever their motivations for exiting, any CEO joining the advisory council should have known what to expect because there was little mystery about Trump's policy positions, said Nick Donatiello, a lecturer on governance topics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He wrote: " it's the right thing for me to do".

"The events that occurred in Charlottesville, as I said on Monday, are nothing short of domestic terrorism".

Jamie Dimon, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. But they also said they'd stay on the council so they could advise the government on ways to strengthen manufacturing.

The council was designed to create American jobs by bringing together "the world's most successful and creative business leaders".

Trump on Saturday initially denounced what he called "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". "We believe the debate over forum participation has become a distraction from our well-intentioned and honest desire to aid vital policy discussions on how to improve the lives of everyday Americans". Before Trump's announcement, Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M left, as did Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.

President on Wednesday disbanded two of his economic councils after a wave of defections from high-profile CEOs.

"Following yesterday's remarks from the president, I can not remain on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative", Morrison said in a statement.

In the future, these people must never again prize the promise of economic growth over the basic human dignity of our fellow Americans.

Trump shot back on Twitter, "Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"

In the past several days, other executives have echoed those sentiments. To that end he pledged Intel would ensure the number of underrepresented groups, including women, Hispanic, African-American and Native American employees, in their workforce would hit 40% by 2020.

The article, which was published in 1973, was about how the U.S. Department of Justice was suing Trump Management Corporation for allegedly discriminating against black people in its rental practices.

"It was personal, not necessarily policy related", Eaton said of CEOs.

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