Nobody with a normal functioning nerve system thought the demonstrations in Charlottesville were a good thing for our country.
Donald Trump was one of the first to speak about it. Being caught in a hurry, he didn’t have the time to say much.
Although he sounded totally disapproving, some people found him uninterested and turned their backs on him.
Our President returned later with a new, extended statement but it looked like it was too late. He argued against the White Supremacist and other groups that deserved criticism, but some CEOs didn’t like he went against others too. As IJR wrote, they decided they knew better of who was responsible for the attacks.
Merck’s Kenneth Frazier was the first to leave Trump’s bandwagon, as a now-former manufacturing council. Here is what he said in his statement, showing his anti-extremism:
“America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry, and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal.”
He wasn’t the only one. The CEO train kept moving and saw Kevin Plank, Brian Krzanich and Scott Paul leave their roles! Almost all of them made the decision after Donald issued his second statement, but it didn’t matter anymore.
Here is how the President reacted:
For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2017
That seemed like a totally fair, on point comment. The CEO’s objections were not ones Trump could’ve changed so their anti-Trump groups are now useless. They can pressure him all they want, but he is not one to break.
Also, here is what Larry Elder tweeted on this topic:
CEO's resign from Trump advisory panel over his "tepid" condemnation of white racism. Optics, folks. They'll be golfing together next week.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) August 15, 2017
CEO’s resign from Trump advisory panel over his “tepid” condemnation of white racism. Optics, folks. They’ll be golfing together next week.
IS it true, was this all fake and a reason more to boost ratings? We don’t know. But, we do know we can back up our leader in good and bed!
Scroll down to the comments and tell us!