Resigning of three CEO’s from Trump council over Charlottesville

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Aug 2017

The three CEO's, the chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc. Hence all have resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council. This story took place on Monday. The Trump's normal reaction for the weekend violence at a demonstration of white supremacists in Charlottesville,Virginia.

Three CEO's statements for resignation:

In one of the blog post Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich told that "I have given the resignation from the council to call attention to the serious harm our distributed political environment is causing to critical issues..."

On other hand side Kenneth Fraizer, the chief executive of drugmaker Merck and an African-American had a talk with reporters.  He left the advisory council, because of the president's reaction. This was the reaction which was after the violence between white supremacists and counter protesters. He also quoted that "he should take a stand against these issues."

The AFL-CIO is a federation of labor unions.  These unions represent 12.5 million workers. They said it was considering attracting its representative on the committee.

After the white nationalist rally turned horrible on Saturday, Trump told that there were many sides to blame. Thus on Monday, in a sentence, Trump declared neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as culprits and killer, bowing to raised political pressure as critics blasted him for not singling out white supremacists.

Hence the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, declared his resignation from the council in a Twitter posting. He wrote, "We remain uncompromising in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing". "But, Under Armour engages in inventions and sports, not in politics". Plank was having blamed last winter by some of Under Armour's   basketball star Stephen Curry echoed. This blame was for his support to Trump

Horrible Saturday by revolutionist:

The demonstration in Charlottesville by hundreds of white nationalists took a horrible and worst turn on Saturday. When a car broken into a group of counters revolutionist and killed one of the people. Frazier added in his statement declaring his resignation that "America's leaders must worship our fundamental views by rejecting expressions of hate, racism and group superiority, which run will be count to the American ideal that all people will treat equally". Further he added "as a CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal censor, I feel a duty to take a stand against intolerance and extremism".

Trump reacted after a while later in a tweet. Saying that, "Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has given resignation from President's Manufacturing Council. He will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”