The business people who were supposed to consult president on some issues started leaving the groups, because they did not agree with his view on the Paris Agreement withdrawal or Trump’s views on the Charlottesville situation.
At first Trump said, there are plenty of people to fill the empty seats:
For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides, it has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.”
This was Trump’s initial reaction during a short statement from his private golf club in New Jersey to the civils unrests that resulted in death and injuries in Charlottesville.
Trump was criticized for not being hard enough to name the white supremacist as a problem, and for not condemning neo-nazis and other radicals.
“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 everything we hold dear as Americans. “