‘Time For You To Resign’: Business Leaders Condemn Trump After Chaos At The Capitol

SourceForbes
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Topline The U.S. business community, which has benefited from President Trump’s efforts to boost its profits through tax cuts, corporate deregulation and protectionist trade policy, heaped unprecedentedly sharp criticism on him after the anger he has stoked in his drive to overturn the results of the presidential election boiled over in the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.  Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, ...

[+] DC. Getty Images Key Facts In the sharpest condemnation from a prominent business figure, Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, called on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump from office, describing the Trump supporters in the Capitol as “armed thugs” and their activities as “sedition.”   Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman also took his criticism a step further Wednesday and called for Trump’s resignation. The Business Roundtable, an organization of top American CEOs, ...read more...