On Tuesday, President Trump made it abundantly clear via Twitter he has no time for grandstanders.
His tweet comes on the heels of certain CEOs quitting his Council following the Charlottesville event this weekend.
In the tweet, he writes: “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is now the third executive member of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council to leave in an apparent protest over the administration’s response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville that took place over the weekend. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced that he was leaving the same council Krzanich served on, as well.
The first to quit was Merck’s CEO Kenneth Frazier, which prompted a reaction from Trump via Twitter. “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,” Frazier said.
Frazier did not specifically mention Trump’s statements about the deadly Charlottesville, Va., clashes but said he is taking a stand against intolerance as a “matter of personal conscience.”
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
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
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