President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the three chief executives who recently left his manufacturing council as “grandstanders.” Since Monday, three CEO have stepped down from their advisory roles. Merck’s Ken Frazier did so on Monday morning, followed by Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel’s Brian Krzanich.
Shortly after Trump’s tweet Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, also said he would drop out of the council. Paul, head of the group that aims to promote American manufacturing, said, “it’s the right thing for me to do.”
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
I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do.
— Scott Paul (@ScottPaulAAM) August 15, 2017