The leader of the Alliance for American Manufacturing has left the Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth business pioneer to do as such.
I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do.
— Scott Paul (@ScottPaulAAM) August 15, 2017
He tweeted, “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do.”
Paul’s leave comes in the midst of reaction over the president’s response to the viciousness at a racial oppressor rally in Charlottesville.
Paul is joining pharmaceutical organization Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armor; and Brian Krzanich, the chief executive officer of Intel, who all surrendered from the president’s council.
The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk left the council after Trump decided that the U.S. would pull back from the Paris climate agreement.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides,” Trump said from his New Jersey green.
In any case, after criticism from officials in the two parties, Trump attempted to control the controversial thing on Monday with new comments.
He said, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans.”
Trump has hit back at the CEOs who left, asserting others would join.
For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2017
Trump also tweeted, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”