Policy

Charlottesville Fallout: Trump Ends Advisory Councils

CNBC reports one group was already disbanding 8/16/2017 2:22 PM Eastern

In the wake of corporate bigwig resignations from the President's advisory councils--following his comments on the Charlottesville violence--Donald Trump has signaled he has disband them, though in the case of one of them, the members appear to have beaten him to the punch.

The President tweeted the following Wednesday afternoon, suggesting it was for the sake of the members:

Some groups, Color Of Change among them, had put pressure on council members to resign in protest, as already had Manufacturing Council CEOs from Merck, Under Armor and Intel and others.

CNBC was reporting that Strategy and Policy Forum members had already decided themselves to disband.

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