Donald Trump has criticized the CEOs who quit his manufacturing jobs council following the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. that resulted in the death of one protester.
On Twitter, the president stated that “For every CEO who drops out of Manufacturing Council, there are many who can take their place.” These grandstanders shouldn’t have continued. “JOBS!”
I have many people who can replace the CEOs that leave the Manufacturing Council. These grandstanders shouldn’t have continued. JOBS!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), August 15, 2017.
Scott Paul, the president of Alliance for American Manufacturing, resigned Tuesday. This comes after several departures of CEOs leading large U.S. companies.
The advisory council was dissolved by the heads of Merck, Under Armour, Intel and Merck Pharmaceuticals. Trump first criticized violence from all sides rather than focusing on white supremacists. Later, Trump condemned groups related to racism on Monday.