The Strategist

Trump refuses advice from US business leaders

08/17/2017 - 08:14

Donald Trump said in his tweet that he was disbanding the two advisory groups under the White House, which include American business leaders.

Gage Skidmore
Gage Skidmore
"Instead of putting pressure on entrepreneurs in the production council and in the business strategy and policy council, I am closing them. Thank you all! " - wrote the US president.

A few minutes before that, Bloomberg reported that the board of high-level business leaders who advise President Donald Trump of the United States on strategy and policy issues will be disbanded. The so-called White House Business Council is headed by Steven Schwartzman, CEO of Blackstone Group. It was reported that in the near future the representatives of this advisory group inform the administration of Donald Trump about the decision to stop further work with the president. However, Trump was ahead of all.

Donald Trump created two advisory groups at the beginning of his presidency. This is the White House business council, led by Stephen Schwartzman, and the American Production Council, which is run by the CEO of Dow Chemical Co. Andrew Liveris.

Кecently, business leaders have been leaving the Trump advisory groups one by one. Heads of companies are dissatisfied with the president's words that both sidesб the ultra-right and their opponents, are guilty of the riots in Charlottesville. The other day CEO of Intel Corp. Brian Krzanich, following Head of Under Armor Inc. Kevin Plank announced that he was leaving his post at the American Production Council at the White House.

Previously, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. Kenneth Frazier also decided to leave Donald Trump’s board under President of the United States. Plank's departure was a particularly harsh rebuke to Trump, after the head of Under Armour, which produces sportswear and accessories, was criticized in February for calling the president "a real find" for the country. Krzanich also expressed his "aversion" to the recent events in Charlottesville.

The US state of Virginia has introduced a state of emergency in connection with the clashes in Charlottesville supporters of ultra-right organizations and their opponents.

On Saturday, 20-year-old white American James Fields drove into a crowd during a rally against the ultra-rightists who advocated preservation of the monument to Robert Lee, the army general of the Confederation, who led the military during the Civil War. As a result of the car accident, a 32-year-old local resident, Heather Heyer, was killed and 34 wounded were also reported.

US lawmakers and other officials have criticized Trump for not condemning supporters of the theory of racial superiority of whites in their statement on Saturday. The US president said that "many parties" are guilty of violence.

On Monday, Trump still condemned the supporters of the theory of racial superiority of whites and called racism "evil." "I tell all the participants of racial violence this weekend: you will bear full responsibility, justice will come true," Trump said, calling for unity after the tragedy.


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