Wilbur Ross: CEOs Should Have Remained After Trump's Failure To Denounce Nazis

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it was wrong that corporate CEOs resigned from Trump's industry councils after the President failed to adequately denounce Nazis and White Supremacists.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it was wrong that corporate CEOs resigned from Trump's industry councils after the President failed to adequately denounce Nazis and White Supremacists.

“I think what’s sad is for business leaders to give up an opportunity to influence policy over some singular issue with which they disagree,” Ross said in an interview with the author of The Washington Post's Daily 202 newsletter, James Hohmann. “I don't think that's very well considered.” Trump received widespread condemnation after he blamed “both sides” in Charlottesville, appearing to drew an equivalence between white supremacists and counterprotesters. A number of high-profile business leaders resigned from Trump's CEO advisory groups in the days that followed, and he disbanded the councils as more CEOs planned to resign en masse.

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