Trump blasts CEOs for quitting White House council 'out of embarrassment'

President Trump said Tuesday that executives who quit his White House economic councils are “not taking their jobs seriously” and “leaving out of embarrassment.”

Trump made the remarks after the chief executives of Merck, Under Armour, and Intel resigned Monday from a presidential advisory council for manufacturing, in the wake of fallout from Trump’s remarks on the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend.

“Some of the folks that will leave, they are leaving out of embarrassment because they make their products outside, and I’ve been lecturing them… about you have to bring it back to this country you can’t do it necessarily in Ireland and all of these places you have to bring this work back to this country that’s what I want,” Trump said.

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