The American Manufacturing Council set up to advise the US President is breaking down. The American Manufacturing Council has so far lost five of its members.
Why CEO’s Are Leaving American Manufacturing Council?
The CEOs who were part of the American Manufacturing Council are not happy with the recent turn of events. They are disappointed by the way Donald Trump has handled the recent white-supremacist protests.
Where Did Trump Go Wrong?
Well, he did condemn the protests. But, apparently, he was not able to pinpoint the people and groups responsible. The CEOs of American Manufacturing Council called on Trump for his failure to explicitly call out white supremacists.
Let us have a look at the CEOs who have left Trump’s American Manufacturing Council so far.
Kenneth Frazier the CEO of Merck
The first one to leave the Trump’s American Manufacturing Council is a black CEO, Kenneth Frazier. In his statement, he said that American leadership must respect the fundamental values of the communities living in it.
However, Trump took this opportunity to criticize Kenneth Frazier, saying he will get more time to lower prices of drugs made by this company. He also accused the company of taking jobs out of the United States.
Kevin Plank the CEO of Under Armour
Kevin Plank has also stepped down, following the bigot response by Trump against the white supremacists. He stated that he appreciates the opportunity given to him.
Furthermore, he indicated that he loves his country and the company. Therefore, he will keep on focusing his efforts to inspire every person around him using sports.
Brian Krzanich the CEO of Intel
The CEO of Intel also resigned from his post in American Manufacturing Council. He stated that he wants to make progress in life and move on.
Furthermore, the CEO believes that Washington has become a place that attacks people with a differing opinion. Similarly, he added that people should respect those who differ in opinion instead of attacking them.
Scott Paul President of AAM
Scott Paul who leads the Alliance for American Manufacturing joined the CEOs leaving the Council for advising Trump on business matters. He resigned via Twitter stating that he is stepping away from his position in the Council.
He said that believes it to be the right thing to do. Trump tweeted back saying that he has many other people willing to fill these positions.
Richard Trumka the President of AFL-CIO
Richard Trumka has also left the Council. He shared similar views on Trump’s poor handling of the white supremacist issue. He said that he could not become part of a committee for a President who tolerates domestic terrorism and bigotry.
Furthermore, he added that he is resigning on behalf of the country’s working people. The President pinned responsibility of the terrorism on both sides, something the leaving Chieftains strongly disapprove.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
Elon Musk had parted ways with Trump a couple of months ago. In fact, he was the first one to leave Trump. Although, he had a different reason for not supporting Trump. He was not happy about Trump’s backing out from the Paris Agreement.
Trump thinks that sacrificing business interests to curb climate change is not a good idea. Tesla’s founder does not agree with Trump on this.