Trump Disbands Advisory Councils as CEOs Resign over Charlottesville Response

HeadlineAug 17, 2017
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Their statement came as President Trump disbanded a pair of business advisory councils Wednesday as more CEOs exited the groups in protest of Trump’s failure to fully condemn white nationalists. After the heads of 3M and the Campbell Soup Company became the latest to resign Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” According to reports, President Trump knew at that point that the business leaders were all quitting the councils.

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