Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council

CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council

Holy shit. Trump actually brought together the unions and Wal-Mart, whose CEO Doug McMillon said earlier today that 45 "missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists".

The AFL-CIO endorsed Trump's election, but Trumka said it rejects that groups like the KKK, neo-Nazis or other hate groups can be legitimized.

The president of the main U.S. labour union resigned from Donald Trump's council on manufacturing, saying the USA president's response to violent white supremacists in Charlottesville meant he tolerated "bigotry and domestic terrorism".

Richard Trumka said in a statement posted on Twitter that he "cannot sit on a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism", and called Tuesday's remarks "the last straw".

President Donald Trump continued to deride American CEOs as they leave his manufacturing council, as the head of a prominent pro-manufacturing group announced he would leave the advisory board Tuesday.

The statement was jointly issued by Thea Lee, an economist who previously served as deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO.

The departures have come amid criticism of the president for not initially and specifically condemning neo-Nazis after a auto ran into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing one.

CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council
CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council

Among those who have recently resigned from the council: Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing; Brian Krzanich of Intel; Kenneth Frazier of Merck and Kevin Plank of Under Armour. He said on Twitter it was "the right thing for me to do".

The President said on Tuesday that "the two sides" shared the blame of racist violence in Charlottesville.

Regarding business leaders, Trump linked their departure from the council to his government's pressure on them to manufacture products in the USA, and belittled their resignations.

"You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent".

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

"Grandstanders should not have gone on".

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