WASHINGTON (CBS SF) — Two key business councils set up by President Donald Trump were disbanded Wednesday amid criticism from CEOs for remarks on Charlottesville protest.

The CEOs of seven major U.S. companies have resigned from the councils — the Manufacturing Council and Strategy & Policy Forum — following Trump’s comments on the deadly Charlottesville violence. The latest was Campbell CEO Denise Morrison.

“Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville,” Morrison said in a statement Wednesday morning. “I believe the President should have been — and still needs to be — unambiguous on that point.”

Trump suggested in remarks Tuesday that the white supremacists and counter-protesters both blameworthy for violence that erupted this weekend in Charlottesville. Morrison said the president’s comments triggered her resignation from the manufacturing jobs panel.

Morrison’s resignation came less than two hours after 3M CEO Inge Thulin announced he was stepping down.

“I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance” its goals, Thulin said, which he says are to achieve a United States which is “stronger, healthier and more prosperous for all people.”

The exodus forced Trump and the councilmembers to jointly decided to disband the councils.

  1. OK after all the “offending” statues are removed the violence will stop, right? Yeah, right. Next will be renaming the street, libraries, and some good old-fashioned book burnings. Who’s really the N a Z i here?

    In their fine tradition of K k k (I have to vary the case to bypass the filter), and sla very, the Democratic party continues to wreck havoc on the country. This is all done for power and control. Nothing else. They lost the election, and they would rather destroy the country than let the winner run it.

    Also, when the evil statues are removed, the wealth and the overall quality of life of every black person will improve overnight and all rioting will stop. George Soros will no longer have to use his fortune to rent these mobs, print the signs, buy ski masks ans so on. Ohh, what a great day it is!

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