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Top labor leader resigns from Trump's jobs council

Top labor leader resigns from Trump's jobs council

"We can not sit on a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism", they said in a statement.

"We can not sit on a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism".

"President Trump's remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis", said Trumka and Lee in their statement.

He chose to leave the council after Trump again said Tuesday that blame fell on "both sides" for the violence that erupted.

Among those who've left the panel are the chief executives for Merck, Under Armour and Intel and the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

He later said the executives leaving the council "are not taking their jobs seriously" and are "leaving out of embarrassment" because he has been "lecturing them" on America First.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, one of the country's largest unions, said he's still "assessing" his options in regards to Trump's manufacturing council.

After coming under fire for not condemning white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville on Saturday - and only doing so after public pressure on Monday - he then blamed what he termed "alt-left" counter-protestors for the violence during a press conference on Tuesday.

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Thea Lee, an economist and former deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO, also resigned from the council.

"America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy", he said in a statement.

Two days later and after intense criticism, Trump on Monday called out the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "evil" and "hate groups" that are "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans".

"There's no change in Dell engaging with the Trump administration and governments around the world to share our perspective on policy issues that affect our company, our customers and our employees", a Dell Inc spokeswoman said in a statement. CEO Brian Krzanich and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

Holy shit. Trump actually brought together the unions and Wal-Mart, whose CEO Doug McMillon said earlier today that 45 "missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists".

The head of Intel was more direct in announcing the reason for his departure. Musk also departed from the manufacturing council.

"In the face of such ignorance and malice, " the organization said in a statement, "all of us must speak out and show unwavering resolve that makes it clear that all Americans are entitled to the same rights and protections".

They all released statements that condemned racism or welcomed tolerance.


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