Why This CEO Says He Left Trump's Manufacturing Council

Why This CEO Says He Left Trump's Manufacturing Council

Plank said in a statement.

Mr. Frazier stepped down from President Donald Trump's council "as a matter of personal conscience" in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va, after which Mr. Trump delivered a tepid response that blamed "many sides" for the day's violence.

"The deaths in Charlottesville are a disaster and it's a long-term issue, so one guy stepping down from President Trump's manufacturing council is not a frightful thing for the council", Moser said.

Trump swiftly hit back at Frazier on Twitter, saying the CEO would now "have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!".

President Donald Trump is losing a fifth member of his manufacturing jobs council: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.

Then on Tuesday, Scott Paul, the president of the nonprofit Alliance for American Manufacturing, announced he's leaving the manufacturing council, but he did not elaborate on why. Frazier, Plank, and Krzanich join the ranks of business leaders like Elon Musk and Bob Iger who took a stand by refusing to advise Trump and legitimize his destructive agenda-for that, we applaud them.

The council, created during President George W. Bush's administration, is made up of 25 executives of major private manufacturers and gives advice to the president and his commerce secretary. "We must resign on behalf of America's working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups".

The latest resignations came after Merck & Co.

Plank on Monday night resigned from Trump's advisory jobs panel after the president was widely criticized for not quickly denouncing racist groups.

The exec continued, "I am appreciative of the opportunity to have served, but have chose to step down from the council".

"I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them", he said.

Amid the news that the chief executive of pharmaceutical giant Merck Kenneth Frazier had left the group following the events, Plank came under increasing pressure to follow suit.

Two days later and after intense criticism, Trump on Monday called out the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "evil" and "hate groups" that are "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans".

Though the president maintained that he had many other business leaders waiting in the wings to replace those who have resigned so far, no replacement appointments have been named.

Krzanich made the announcement Monday in an Intel blog post.