Trump’s Having a Bad Day On Twitter. Fires Off Angry Attack Against ‘Grandstanders’ CEOs
President Trump on Tuesday descended into a tweet temper tantrum, blasting several CEOs for quitting his advisory panel and warning those still on board that they could be easily replaced for expressing their political views.
“For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place,” Trump tweeted. “Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”
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
Three CEOs left Trump’s American Manufacturing Council following his widely criticized response to violence this weekend in Charlottesville, W.Va., where white nationalists and Neo-Nazis held a large rally and fought with counter-protestors.
Merck & Co. CEO Kenneth Frazier announced he’d leave the council, insisting U.S. leaders must “clearly reject expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy.”
Trump responded by attacking Frazier on Twitter, telling the CEO he now had more time to “LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES.”
Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel announced Monday night they had left the manufacturing council and sought to advocate for inclusion through other public policy means.