Skip to comments.Pressure points? Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump
Posted on 08/15/2017 11:06:41 AM PDT by Innovative
On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trumps manufacturing jobs council to protest Trumps deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trumps Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like something of a litmus test for American corporations and business organizations.
Two CEOs followed Frazier out the door on Monday: Under Armours Kevin Plank and Intels Brian Krzanich. But representatives of some 40 other corporations and other organizations, including a couple of retired CEOs, are still members of the jobs council and a second panel designated the Presidents Strategic and Policy Forum.
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Those who are withdrawing are extremely stupid, because the point is not whether they like Trump or not, but being in the Council gives them an opportunity to influence policy.
Why do we need a Manufacturing Jobs Council in the first place?
It would have been nice if you could have used your 100 or so words to list the companies. That way we wouldn’t have to give a click to the leftist a$$holes times.
When a government controls all the rules, has regulations for everything, and in particular mandates funding or purchasing of particular products, then every activity becomes political and every large business becomes a crony or it loses the game.
Why are we surprised then to find crony-capitalist companies deeply involved in politics and lining-up for, or against, Trump?
The 21st. Century CEO is a spineless, gutless weasel.
It’s why American business is in the current state its in.
Political posturing outweighs everything these days including what’s best for the American people. Like jobs.
Michael Hiltzik - Contact Reporter - are you a NEWS reporter, an ANTI-TRUMP advocate, or just a simple a$$hole? Since your diatribe appeared in the LA Times I suspect the last two in equal proportions.
LA SLIMES engages in hate speech.
Do these PC CEOs really think the Antifa and BLM crowd will buy their products to off set the losses from Trump supporters? We’ve bought our last UnderArmor gifts for our grandsons. We’ll shop for another brand of sportswear this Christmas.
LA SLIMES engages in hate speech.
“Why do we need a Manufacturing Jobs Council in the first place?”
Governor Scott of Florida has a similar council. Their job is to bring employment opportunities to Florida. My former boss was a member. He said if a company could scare up just 50 jobs Governor Scott was on the phone making a deal. I was impressed. My former boss said they had brought quite a few by leveraging other divisions of the companies represented and by talking up the opportunities with suppliers and customers. I presume Trump is doing something similar. I suspect Florida poached jobs from the likes of California and Illinois. I would guess that Trump’s people are getting them from overseas.
Why do we need it?
Well we don’t necessarily need it. However...
Trump wanted it?!? Perhaps because he wanted input to help formulate policies to MAGA.
I supported his decision and feel that input from the private sector should be a good thing.
Union reps are not on the Council. Too bad!
The also provide direction on the cost of regulations and to help prioritize de-regulation activity.
Ah, piling on. Well, we’ve seen it on FR, too, I’m sorry to say.
President Trump has NOT even come CLOSE to the racist trash of that scumbag and his hijinks, double-speak and enabling in the previous 8 years. Not by 100 miles.
Valerie Jarrett busy as a homeless beaver in a tree farm next to a creek.
Team parents are voting tonight on whether Under Armor will be worn by team this season.
Affirmatively staying on:
—General Motors, CEO Mary Barra (SP)
—Cleveland Clinic, CEO Toby Cosgrove (SP)
—JP Morgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon (SP)
—Wal-Mart, CEO Doug McMillon (SP)
—Boeing, CEO Dennis Muilenberg (MJ)
—Blackstone Group, CEO Stephen Schwarzman (SP)
—General Electric, former CEO Jack Welch (SP)
—Dell, CEO Michael Dell (MJ)
—Whirlpool, CEO Jeff Fettig (MJ)
—Johnson & Johnson, CEO Alex Gorsky (MJ)
—General Electric, CEO Jeff Immelt (MJ)
—Timken, CEO Rich Kyle
—Campbell Soup, CEO Denise Morrison (MJ)
—Newell Brands, CEO Michael Polk (MJ)
—International Paper, CEO Mark Sutton (MJ)
—Corning, CEO Wendell Weeks (MJ)
No specific comment on plans:
—BlackRock, CEO Larry Fink (SP)
—BCG (Boston Consulting Group), CEO Rich Lesser (SP)
—Boeing, former CEO Jim McNerney (SP)
—Pepsico, CEO Indra Nooyi (SP)
—Global Infrastructure Partners, Chairman Adebayo Ogunlesi (SP)
—IBM, CEO Virginia Rometty (SP)
—Stanford University/Hoover Institution, Kevin Warsh, visiting fellow (SP)
—EY (Ernst & Young), CEO Mark Weinberger (SP)
—IHS Markit, Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin (SP)
—Dow Chemical, CEO Andrew Liveris (MJ)
—Nucor Corp., CEO John Ferriola (MJ)
—United Technologies, CEO Greg Hayes (MJ)
—Lockheed Martin, CEO Marillyn Hewson (MJ)
—Dana Inc., CEO Jim Kamsickas (MJ)
—3M, CEO Inge Thulin (MJ)
Retired from company and council:
—Ford Motor, former CEO Mark Fields (MJ)
—Arconic, former CEO Klaus Kleinfeld (MJ)
—U.S. Steel, former CEO Mario Longhi (MJ)
—Caterpillar, former CEO Doug Oberhelman (MJ)
AFL-CIO, President Richard Trumka and Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee (MJ)
Because the USA is losing it's industrial base at an alarming rate.
President Trump turns on the lights and watches the ‘Rats scatter.
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