Business Leaders Resign From Trump’s Manufacturing Council

President Donald Trump lost four members from his manufacturing council of business leaders. The members decided to part after disagreeing with the way Trump handled white-supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.

After Trump failed to denounce white nationalists until 48 hours following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Kenneth Frazier, the only black business leader in the group, immediately resigned.

Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, joined Frazier acknowledging that his company “engages in innovation and sports, not politics.”

Shortly after, Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, released a statement explaining why he was deciding to part ways with the council.

“I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base.”

According to Yahoo Finance, Trump responded by tweeting “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”

Following Trumps tweet, Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, tweeted his resignation.

“I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do,” tweeted Paul.

  • Contributed by Devyn Rorie

WHUR Contributor

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