President Trump's manufacturing council, strategy & policy forum disband

President Trump's manufacturing council, strategy & policy forum disband

President Trump's "Manufacturing Advisory Council" has disbanded following a wave of resignations provoked by the president's "many sides" Charlottesville comments. Seven CEO's have resigned in the last few days, and nine of the twelve CEO's on today's call said they would leave the council if it was not disbanded. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!" President Trump tweeted in an effort to save face.

Trump promised replacement CEO's yesterday. None emerged:

Following the first wave of resignations, President Trump promised that there were willing CEO's waiting in the wings to replace them:
That comment came before the president's Charlottesville Q&A later that afternoon. Three additional leaders on the manufacturing council soon resigned:
Not one CEO took their place.