Trump is Trying to Claim He Fired CEO’s Who Clearly Quit and the Internet is Exploding with LOLs
After Reports Of CEOs Dumping Trump Emerge, He Claims He’s Disbanding Them To Avoid Embarrassment
The widespread disgust over the response by Republican Donald Trump to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack has been deafening. And if the initial response wasn’t bad enough for the president, things have gotten worse since he doubled-down on his willingness to disgracefully equate the opposing sides from the tragedy. The backlash has now sent entire teams of business people working with the administration running for the hills.
It was reported on Monday that some CEOs from the president’s American Manufacturing Council were stepping down from the group after Trump’s weak response to the attack by a white supremacist on Saturday. Trump promptly attacked one of those CEOs on Twitter. The target of his attack happened to be the only African-American CEO who quit that day. A wave of other resignations followed after his double-down.
As the exodus continued, it became apparent the council would not survive. Reports began to emerge early this afternoon the council would be disbanding as the CEOs no longer wanted their companies associated with the Trump administration.
With this clear abandonment, Donald Trump handled the situation as maturely and as professionally as we would expect. He took to Twitter yesterday and said he had plenty of people ready to replace the CEOs walking away. After that was clearly failing, he took to Twitter again and essentially fired the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum before they could officially disband and quit on him. In other words, he pulled the TV sitcom clichéd move of trying to fire someone who already announced their intention to quit.
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
You don’t always get to see an old man throw a childlike tantrum, but there you go.
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It’s not hard to see just how absurd this response from Donald Trump is considering the situation. And the reality of it all was not lost on Twitter. The responses were as brutal as you would expect. Even a few celebrities weighed in.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 16, 2017
I hate you.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) August 16, 2017
Who would have thought working with a racist, fascist, Traitor would upset business leaders & be bad for business. Dumbest businessman ever!
— Chris Gallison❄️🇺🇸 (@CDWGallison) August 16, 2017
"I have many to take their place" became "I am ending both" in just 26hrs
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) August 16, 2017
— ((TrumpLies)) (@JustTheJune0101) August 16, 2017
They broke up with you. Don't try and be that guy.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) August 16, 2017
So what part of the "Art of the Deal" involves having a tantrum and running away?
— UnfairUnbalanced (@unfairunbalancd) August 16, 2017
Saw first article. Thought, "he's going to disband" Finished lunch. Saw second article. What a child.
— Simon Wang (@SeniorSwang) August 16, 2017
— ChefPicasso (@ChefP86) August 16, 2017
When the older kids don't let you play but it's your ball. https://t.co/iHhqYC9MbZ
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) August 16, 2017
He's fired one special council… https://t.co/k4QBnOYz05
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) August 16, 2017
Trump: "This council has been disband by many side…many sides."
— Tom Murphy (@tgagemurphy) August 16, 2017
It’s no surprise business leaders don’t want their names associated with the Republican president who is so unwilling to distance himself from white supremacists. Donald Trump continues to do things that make more and more people run away from him as fast as possible. The question remains: what does he have to do to actually lose his base? Maybe his shooting someone in the street statement during the campaign wasn’t as crazy as it seemed.
Featured image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
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