Instead of allowing CEOs to continue to resign in the face of his comments yesterday, Trump just tweeted that he’s ending the council altogether:
Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
The sixth CEO just resigned from it a few minutes ago.
Trump didn’t waste any time in making this announcement, no doubt to stop the ‘drip drip drip’ of negative press he’s getting over these resignations.
Apparently these are two councils he’s ending.
BREAKING: Trump disbands two White House business councils, amid criticism from CEOs for remarks on Charlottesville protest.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2017