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Four business leaders left Trump's manufacturing council following Charlottesville — here's how the rest of the council responded
Author: Bob Bryan & Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider, Published on: 15 August 2017
President Donald Trump's manufacturing council of business leaders lost three of its members Monday, and a fourth on Tuesday, amid fallout from his handling of the white-supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia... Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier... was first to resign after Trump initially failed to explicitly denounce white nationalists... Armour CEO Kevin Plank joined Frazier in leaving the council... [as did] Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who released a statement saying... "Earlier today, I tendered my resignation from the American Manufacturing Council. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."... Trump responded Tuesday to the three departures with a tweet, saying that he has other leaders to take their spots on the council... Business Insider contacted the representatives of the original council members to ask for a statement on Frazier's departure and whether they still planned to participate [see article for responses].