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WIMPS! CEOs QUIT TRUMP’S BUSINESS COUNCILS OVER CHARLOTTESVILLE CONTROVERSY, TRUMP DISBANDS GROUPS

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Trump business advisory council to disband

 

  • President Donald Trump announced the end of two of his White House business councils on Wednesday, the manufacturing initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum
  • Business council members said recent events at Charlottesville were serving as a distraction from what the initiative was created to do.

 

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President Donald Trump announced the end of two of his White House councils on Wednesday, the manufacturing initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum, following a host of resignations due to his handling of the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

Stephen Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group, organized a call for members of the Strategic and Policy Forum on Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times, where the group debated how it would proceed forward.

In a statement issued Wednesday, members said recent events were serving as a distraction from what the initiative was created to do.

“We believe the debate over Forum participation has become a distraction from our well-intentioned and sincere desire to aid vital policy discussions on how to improve the lives of everyday Americans,” members said in a statement. “As such, the President and we are disbanding the Forum.”

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