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Trump's manufacturing council: Who's on it, who has left

By Business Insider

Aug 15, 2017

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President Donald Trump's manufacturing council of business leaders lost additional members Monday and Tuesday amid fallout from Trump's handling of the white-nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, the only black business leader in the group, resigned from it after Trump initially failed to explicitly denounce white nationalists. Later Monday, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank joined Frazier in leaving the council. The sporting-goods CEO said he decided to do so because his company "engages in innovation and sports, not politics."

That same night, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich released a statement saying he too was stepping down from the council.

Business Insider contacted the representatives of the remaining council members, including leaders from Dow Chemical, Whirlpool, GE, and Boeing, to ask for a statement on Frazier's departure and whether they still planned to participate.

Read the full story at businessinsider.com.