Intel CEO latest to leave Trump's manufacturing council

17 August, 2017, 11:51 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • The Latest: Sessions defends Trump statement on violence

Other executives who agreed to serve on councils advising the president have already resigned, citing separate stances taken by the Trump administration.

"Earlier today, I called on all leaders to condemn the white supremacists and their ilk who marched and committed violence", Krzanich said in a statement.

The defections were prompted by Trump's reaction to last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and almost 20 others injured after a auto rammed into counter-protesters. He said he would "continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion".

Adding to a growing list of others, the CEO of 3M announced Wednesday he is resigning from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Richard Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), issued a statement saying he was resigning from the American Manufacturing Council.

Plank and Krzanich, who are white, referred to the charged atmosphere in the US Plank said he was quitting because his athletic-wear company "engages in innovation and sports, not politics". "And I can imagine these CEOs are really struggling to find that right balance between those two things", Ulrich said.

Frazier, one of only a few black CEOs to helm a Fortune 500 company, said in a statement that Trump "must honor our fundamental views by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy".

Krzanich was the last to leave the American Manufacturing Council Monday, writing that while he was concerned with the mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base, "politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission".

While Trump on Monday condemned white supremacists, he returned to his initial position at a press conference Tuesday, saying there was "blame on both sides" for the violence.

Facing mounting pressure, Trump denounced the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists hours later as "repugnant".

Frazier, who is African-American, said he was acting as both the CEO of Merck and "as a matter of personal conscience".

A spokesperson referred queries related to the American Manufacturing Council back to the White House.

The Twitterer-in-chief characteristically attacked Frazier over social media on Monday morning, and later in the evening.

The president later posted a tweet criticizing the company.

"The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America", Kalanick said at the time.

After Trump announced in June that the USA would be leaving the Paris climate accord, both Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger left his business advisory council.

In recent days, five members of Trump's manufacturing council - previously made of up business and union leaders - quit in protest.

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