© The White House Business | August 17, 2017

CEOs leave Trump's Advisory Councils

US President Donald Trump has announced that he will end two advisory councils. But it seems; the decision may not have been entirely his own.

Two advisory councils - started in January by the American President - the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum, were dissolved on Wednesday. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!"
The exodus of managers over the past few days suggests that the dissolution of the councils was not necessarily what Trump wanted.
  • Travis Kalanick, former CEO and co-founder, Uber Technologies (left after Paris climate deal exit)
  • Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company (left after Paris climate deal exit)
  • Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO, SpaceX and Tesla (left after Paris climate deal exit)
  • Ken Frazier, Merck & Co., Inc. (left after Charlottesville)
  • Brian Krzanich, Intel Corporation (left after Charlottesville)
  • Thea Lee, AFL-CIO (left after Charlottesville)
  • Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company (left after Charlottesville)
  • Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson (left after Charlottesville)
  • Greg Hayes, United Technologies Corp. (left after Charlottesville)
  • Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing (left after Charlottesville)
  • Kevin Plank, Under Armor (left after Charlottesville)
  • Inge Thulin, 3M (left after Charlottesville)
  • Richard Tumka, AFL-CIO (left after Charlottesville)
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric (left after Charlottesville)
  • Wendell Weeks, Corning (left after Charlottesville)
The day before, the President had sent the following Twitter message: "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!"
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