Merck And Under Armour CEOs Resign From Trump's American Manufacturing Council

Merck CEO quits Trump panel in 'stand against violence and extremism'

Trump lashes out after Merck CEO resigns over president's Charlottesville remarks

Thulin and Morrison were the seventh and eighth to step down from the council in the wake of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., and Trump's response to it. Thulin's prepared statement, released on Twitter, did not cite events surrounding Charlottesville as the reason for resignation; Morrison's statement did.

"For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place.

I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists", an emotional Bro said in response to a question yesterday.

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death.

Plank came under fire earlier this year when he seemed to praise Trump, saying: "to have such a pro-business President is something that is a real asset for the country". "I am an engineer who has spent most of his career working in factories that manufacture the world's most advanced devices", he wrote.

Trump's criticism of Merck and Frazier is a reversal.

CNNMoney asked the approximately two dozen executives on the council whether they would stay. "Grandstanders should not have gone on".

Frazier's departure is the latest high-profile exit from a White House advisory council since Trump took office in January. After Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement in June, he left both councils.

"He says in a note to Wal-Mart employees that "(We) too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists".

It wasn't just American CEOs who resigned, Scott Paul, also announced on Twitter that he was leaving.

A driver rammed his vehicle into people demonstrating along a crowded, narrow street near the University of Virginia.

Plank is the third CEO to resign from the council since Monday.

"We should honour - not attack - those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values".

Many corporate leaders have still stayed close to the White House, in hopes that having a voice at the table was better than none at all, and with an eye toward winning favor as Washington has eyed changes to the tax code and infrastructure spending that could be worth trillions. We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing.

"Every member of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative condemns racism and bigotry, and there can not be moral ambiguity around the driving forces of the events in Charlottesville", Mr Liveris wrote. But it added that chairman Jeff Immelt would stay on the council because it was important for GE to "participate in the discussion on how to drive growth and productivity in the U.S". She also advised Trump to "think before you speak".

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