As of earlier today, eight CEOs have dropped out of Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council, including the most recent departures, the CEOs of 3M and Campbell’s Soup. Earlier today, Politico reported that the economic council was in disarray, and that CEOs had a phone call meeting this morning and discussed disbanding completely.
Trump is trying to beat them to the punch.
Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017
Uh, yeah. Dude. No one’s buying it. You cannot fire people who have already quit.
Of the 12 CEOs on the Trump CEO panel call today, 9 said they would step down if it was not disbanded. And that was that.— Landon Thomas Jr. (@Landonthomasjr) August 16, 2017
This is a lie. They all quit first. Heard that Jared just got the call before Trump tweeted. https://t.co/QomqfbDo0B— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 16, 2017
I’ll remind you all, as well, that Trump posted this just yesterday.
Uh huh. Those CEOs are lining up, aren’t they, Donny?
Now I’d like to see Trump fire everyone in the White House before they quit, too (please quit! Come on, people! For the love of God, what are you waiting for?)
Meanwhile, someone is coming home early. Maybe he thinks he’ll have a new position waiting for him.
Just in: VP Pence ending his international trip early, coming home tomorrow— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 16, 2017