Trump's CEO Councils Are Sticking by Him After Virginia Fallout

U.S. President Donald Trump

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The big-name chief executives on President Donald Trump’s advisory councils are largely sticking by the president.

Most of the CEOs on the president’s manufacturing council and his strategic and policy group either declined to comment or didn’t respond to questions Monday, after Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier said he was quitting one of the groups “as a matter of personal conscience.”

Frazier said that U.S. leaders must condemn bigotry, hatred and group supremacy, which Trump has been accused of not doing in the wake of violence in Virginia after white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville.

Here’s how the top executives on Trump’s two councils have responded today:

Staying on the Councils

Stephen Schwarzman, Blackstone Group LPToby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic
Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Co.Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical Co.
Michael Dell, Dell Technologies Inc.John Ferriola, Nucor Corp.
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Co. chairmanJeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corp.
Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Co.

No Response or No Comment

Adebayo Ogunlesi, Global Infrastructure PartnersGreg Hayes, United Technologies Corp.
Kevin Plank, Under Armour Inc.Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mary Barra, General Motors Co.
Jim Kamsickas, Dana Inc.Inge Thulin, 3M Co.
Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Larry Fink, BlackRock Inc.
Alex Gorsky, Johnson & JohnsonMark Weinberger, Ernst & Young LLP
Ginni Rometty, IBM Corp. 

Other Responses:

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO: Group is “assessing our role.”

(This list will be updated as Bloomberg hears more.)

— With assistance by David Welch, Claire Ballentine, Julie Johnsson, Jack Kaskey, and Rick Clough

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