On Tuesday morning, Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, resigned from President Trump’s advisory council on manufacturing, making him the fourth member to quit over Trump’s handling of the white supremacist rally, and ensuing violence, in Charlottesville last weekend.
Paul tweeted his decision (“the right thing for me to do”) 16 minutes after Trump tweeted, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”
At this point, it’s probably superfluous to point out the projection embedded in Trump’s “grandstander” accusation; Trump, after all, is the ultimate grandstander. But the accusation is actually even more reason why members of the council really need to quit now.
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