Trump Ends His Manufacturing Council After CEOs Resign in Droves

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"There can be no moral ambiguity".

Trump also used the term "alt-left" in his press conference, a smear created by right-wing ideologues like Sean Hannity, and signal boosted by prominent liberal Democrats to shut down leftist criticism.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he's disbanded his American Manufacturing Council and the Strategic and Policy Forum, amid reports that their members chose to disband themselves.

"Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer", Graham said, referring to Heather Heyer, who died after a driver rammed his vehicle into a group of protesters demonstrating against the white nationalist rally. Grandstanders should not have gone on.

With the hashtag #Quitthecouncil trending, resignations continued in the last 48 hours as the chief executives of AFL-CIO, 3M, Campbell Soup and Alliance for American Manufacturing also ditched their relationships with the president.

But his latest comments at Trump Tower in NY have led to new calls for his United Kingdom invite to be with drawn.

"I do think there's blame on both sides", the President went on to say, equating antifa with rightwing extremists. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, for instance, said he was leaving Trump's council to focus on uniting people "through power of sport".

What do we know so far about Barcelona terror attack?
The Spanish royal family tweeted: "They are assassins, simply criminals who are not going to terrorize us". Roby said he saw several people, apparently wounded, lying in front of and beside the van.

The heads of the black, Hispanic, Asian and progressive caucuses are calling in the letter for the firings of the Trump administration officials in the wake of a violent, racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Pressure from the business community has been intensifying this week following Trump's widely criticized response to violence that erupted after a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. "In this time of tumult in our country, Americans deserve a leader that will bring us all together and denounce those who seek to tear us apart". Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.

Ben Stein writes that Trump was correct in some of his assessment earlier this week.

His comments came one day after he had condemned the KKK and white supremacist groups in a statement to reporters at the White House.

Daniel Wessel, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, said: "We commend the leaders who stood for American values and resigned from these councils following Trump's defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville".

"The thinking was it was important to do as a group", the member said.

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