US President Donald Trump on Tuesday berated business leaders who quit a presidential advisory panel in protest over his response to the Charlottesville violence.
Trump has faced a storm of criticism from Democrats and members of his own Republican Party over his initial response to Saturday’s violence around the rally in the Southern college town of Charlottesville.
Three business leaders quit a Trump panel in protest on Monday and on Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, said on Twitter he was also resigning “because it is the right thing for me to do.”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, the biggest private employer in the United States with 1.5 million employees, said he would remain on the council “to help bring people together” but criticised the president’s comments.
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky also said he would remain on the panel.