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Trump cuts two advisory councils after nine members drop out



WASHINGTON – After nine members resigned Monday and Tuesday, President Trump shut down his White House Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum Wednesday.  He made the announcement via Twitter: 

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"The President is focused on enacting historic tax cuts and reform for the great people who built this country—small business owners and middle-class Americans," the White House released Thursday.

Nine CEOs -include Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paulon submitted their resignations from the manufacturing council in the wake of President Trump's initial response to white supremacy in Charlottesville.

The president was frustrated with Merck CEO Frazier when he resigned Monday:

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  1. Trump’s untethered now. Democrats sure have odd bedfellows for claiming that they’re for working class people – outsourcers, pharma, insurance companies and this era’s barons. Trump’s untethered. He can do the working class’s bidding now, like enforcing trade rules and trashing green pork.

  2. No what it means is they value a buck more than truth. Can anyone show me where Trump said anything positive about the KKK or White Supremacists, because I can show you a large number of times he has condemned them. Wait, not so fast…I mean where he actually said it keeping in mind the entire statement and context, not various misquotes and words out of context. Oh, and when was the last time a President was condemned for expressing his support for the constitution (i.e. free speech, not just acceptable or popular speech)?