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Coun­cils dis­banded: Shortly after two more top CEOs aban­doned the White House’s man­u­fac­tur­ing coun­cil, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced that he would be dis­band­ing his two coun­cils of busi­ness lead­ers. “Rather than putting pres­sure on the busi­ness­peo­ple of the Man­u­fac­tur­ing Coun­cil & Strat­egy & Pol­icy Fo­rum, I am end­ing both,” Trump tweeted on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. 3M CEO Inge Thulin and Camp­bell Soup Com­pany CEO Denise Mor­ri­son joined a slew of busi­ness lead­ers re­sign­ing from the man­u­fac­tur­ing coun­cil and dis­tanc­ing them­selves from the pres­i­dent. This fol­lows Trump’s widely-crit­i­cized re­sponse to last week­end’s white na­tion­al­ist rally in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia, which turned deadly.

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