AFL-CIO President Quits President's Mfg Council, Accuses Trump Of "Tolerating Domestic Terrorism"

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Having previously lost Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier from the president’s manufacturing council, followed by Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel Corp.’s Brian Krzanich, who both also said on Monday that they were also stepping down, and followed by the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, who said on Tuesday that he was quitting the group as it was “the right thing for me to do" moments ago the president of the AFL-CIO also resigned from the Presidential Council on Manufacturing, claiming that Trump "tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism" and stating that "President Trump's remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis. We must resign on behalf of America's working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups."

The full statement by Trumka is below:

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee's resignation from President Trump, council on manufacturing:

 

We cannot 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. We must resign on behalf of America's working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.

 

It's clear that President Trump's Manufacturing Council was never an effective means for delivering real policy that lifts working families and his remarks today were the last straw. We joined this council with the intent to be a voice for working people and real hope that it would result in positive economic policy, but it has become yet another broken promise on the President's record. From hollow councils to bad policy and embracing bigotry, the actions of this administration have consistently failed working people.

On Tuesday afternoon, Trump said the CEOs quitting his advisory council aren’t taking their jobs seriously, and said some are producing offshore: "They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country,” the president said of the executives at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York Tuesday afternoon. “If you look at some of those people that you’re talking about, they’re outside of the country, they’re having a lot of their product made outside, if you look at Merck as an example."

Earlier on Tuesday morning on Twitter Trump said "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”

James Post, professor of management emeritus for the Questrom School of Business at Boston University told Bloomberg that “the value of the advisory council goes down when respected members leave over issues of principle. Whereas the president could have claimed to learn from the council, now it seems that he only listens when they agree with his opinion."

At the this rate, there will be no council left in just a few more hours.

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AtATrESICI's picture

Yet another cock-sucking shill.

chubbar's picture

You have to be fucking kidding me!!!! The fucking terrorists are the Antifa and BLM (remember who shot the cops??)!!!! Has the whole world gone fucking nuts???? This guy is a moron. Anyone out there who is a member of this organization needs to call and tell him so.

Son of Loki's picture

He must mean Trump has been tolerating the terrorism from antifa and BLM, yes?

BaBaBouy's picture

Trickle Trickle...

Donaldo is Slowly finding out who his enemies are ...

Raymond K Hessel's picture

So I guess this means we can now go ahead and charge the tax on Cadillac health care plans unions were previously exempted from under Obamacare?

johngaltfla's picture

Good. Now Trump can unleash the DoJ on a corruption investigation of Trumpka and the unions.

Break them up Mr. President, put them in da Pen.

Lumberjack's picture

Agreed.

The conservative free speech event for Boston is still on this weekend. However, Mayor Marty Walsh (union hack) is promoting/endorsing a counter demonstration on the same day.

We know how unions here get away with death threats/vandalism...

http://www.wcvb.com/article/jury-reaches-verdict-in-top-chef-extortion-t...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4792858/All-four-Teamsters-NOT-g...

Legal trouble for Marty.

Mayor Walsh tells reporters: I will not be indicted in federal probe of organized labor

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/25/walsh-...

Note: Alex Jones is coming to this event in Boston. IMHO this is a big mistake and the wrong guy to be there. Trouble always follows him so expect a shit show/ poss false flag. He's been getting too much msm coverage lately and that raises my alarm bells.

The Cooler King's picture

I wsn't born thinking Trumka was a douche.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I was starting a pool in an earlier thread this morning for guessing who will be the last man standing of all the current members of the presidents manufacturing council. I picked Trumka and rather than him being last, he was first. Ouch!!!

HopefulCynical's picture

Wow, the commie parasite running the AFL-CIO objects to commie Antifa being called out. Color me shocked.

jcaz's picture

Yep- prolly took him this long to figure out that the money he was getting from Obama had stopped.......

DownWithYogaPants's picture

You can tell Trumpka is corrupt by looking at his face.  That's pretty bad when you can tell by a person's mannerisms.

toady's picture

Time to disband the manufacturing council? Time to cut all the subsidies to the companies on the manufacturing council?

I think so!

overbet's picture

Im keeping a list of these companies that wll never get a dime from me.

The_Dude's picture

Plenty of video of union thugs starting shit also.  They might be next after Antifa and BLM.

Lumberjack's picture

Most of the college students at the liberal colleges and universities are in the area getting ready for the new collegiate year. The protests will be very large by my estimate. Their last blast of summer.

This will attract many from surrounding communities that are primarily crime infested and minority ruled. I would recommend staying away from the greater Boston area this weekend as traffic and other disruptions may be expected.

WhyDoesItHurtWhen iPee's picture

Why would you put leftist fucktards on the council to begin with ?

Lumberjack's picture

On bad advice. Donald was trying to bring folks together. These folks are clearly owned.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

People, the TRUTH is getting censored, by (((the usual-suspects))), BUT IT IS HERE, AND PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE THAT YOU ARE ABLE:

 

SREAD THIS EVERWHERE:  http://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6togcn/massive_cover_up_yout...

 

Lindsey 

Lumberjack's picture

There has been quite an increase in gang violence in Boston too. Mostly minority gangs. As I said earlier, expect trouble.

tankster's picture

So even more money can flow to "da" top.

y3maxx's picture

These CEO's are crooked supporters of Obama and Hillary.......MERK produces off shore and steals the highest prices with lowest taxes.

MERK doesn't want to lower prices as do OBAMA and HIllary don't want to return their own ill gotten gains.

F*ck America is their policy.

 

 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

AFL-CIO President Quits President's Mfg Council, Accuses Trump Of "Tolerating Domestic Terrorism"

My response: The AFL-CIO is as CORRUPT as they come. 

I just wonder if the AFL-CIO IDIOT would consider what Kathy Griffin did with the Presidents head an act of domestic terrorism? I did not hear one peep out of these people regarding that matter.

Cynicles II's picture

Unions are sooo wholesome, yeah.

Everybodys All American's picture

Unions have been losing jobs to globalist for years and all this guy can come up with is "racist". A globalist cuck.

Billy the Poet's picture

Unions invest billions of dollars in every election cycle but it has never occurred to them to buy their own factories so that the evil capitalists no longer have leverage over them.

DavidFL's picture

It has occurred to them, and unions know they would never be able to run a profitable business. When it comes to actual performance, unions know they would fail for a number of reasons, theft, corruption, mismanagement, laziness, etc, etc... 

 

Billy the Poet's picture

I prefer to state it the way I did because it puts the ball in their court. Let them explain their own action and inaction.

cheeseheader's picture

Or perhaps just running out of other people's money....

Lumberjack's picture

They couldn't afford the labor and productivity would be dismal. They already know this.

Offthebeach's picture

What did any of these cucks do today about.....um...N. Korea? Or China were they go to get their payoffs for selling out America?

Maybe, a couple hundred days in......Trump's fkn busy, and a glorified bar fight in a collage town....wasn't tops on his radar.

Fukn pukes.  

Fkn me first, virtue sucking group snowflake cucks.

AtATrESICI's picture

Sadly, some people think this is real-talk...??? Not a load of pure f...... B.S...

"It's clear that President Trump's Manufacturing Council was never an effective means for delivering real policy that lifts working families and his remarks today were the last straw. We joined this council with the intent to be a voice for working people and real hope that it would result in positive economic policy, but it has become yet another broken promise on the President's record. From hollow councils to bad policy and embracing bigotry, the actions of this administration have consistently failed working people."

The last straw broke the back of the working class 40 years ago...What the fuck have any of these fuck stick council of clowns ever done for the little guy...Not shit...

I thought Trump's remarkes today seem to be more fair than any other narratives spewing in regards to this faked event.

Giant Meteor's picture

Exactly so. It's like quail season, and they're getting flushed out into the open pretty good.

Not shit indeed, other than paying lip service to all those working families who've been taking it up the ass, year upon year, just as you mentioned. 

Maynard G. Krebs's picture

Isn't the AFL-CIO a terrorist organization itself? Union thugs never did like competition...

Jim in MN's picture

Yay, way to split the labor movement, you dumb shit Trumka!

Since the whole point of Charlottesville was to divide the right, this makes the whole thing a huge failure for the Soros thugs.

The Jaguar's picture

Good riddance, if ever there was a sure sign that Trump is legit...these resignations are it.

wisehiney's picture

Fuck you.

Let's break it on down.

Are you really ready ceo's?

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

the state and the leftist useful idiot are like rabid dogs

Jim in MN's picture

Well since the Masters are about to go down for treason, pedophelia, theft, etc. etc. etc. you better believe they're rabid.

Expect anything.  They won't hesitate to kill your entire family in order to retain power.  Just ask the millions of innocents they've already killed.

Kenny Drebson's picture

more activist CEOs.  deep state runs deep.

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

But he sure as hell can tolerate all the Trotskyites Union scumbags. Somebody needs to Jimmy Hoffa this fat fuck.

iamerican4's picture

Richard L. Trumka: CFR/The Mob

iamerican4's picture

Richard L. Trumka: CFR/The Mob

AllMightyDollar's picture

Fuck the corrupt AFL-CIO.  Taking their marching orders from their partners in crime as always - the Democratic Party. 

TheObsoleteMan's picture

What would you expect from a Union mafia boss? The fucker is a democrap plant, was probably doing all he could to sabotage Trump's back to work agenda. This has ZERO to do with bigotry, domestic terrorism, or anything else of the like, and every thing to do with politics, period. This fuckers has been a democrap all of his miserable life. All union bosses are Marxist, and he is no exception.

order66's picture

Well, in all fairness, Trump has to do SOMETHING to shore up that Nazi base that got him elected.