On the heels of Tuesday’s spectacular debacle in New York that culminated in a glowing- orange Donald Trump shouting about George Washington and demanding to know who in the room was a Thomas Jefferson fan, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has quit Trump’s manufacturing advisory council.
Here’s the statement:
I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/ip6F2nsoog
— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) August 15, 2017
What’s particularly amusing about that isn’t so much that he says Trump’s Tuesday meltdown was “the last straw” (it was the last straw for a whole lot of people, not just Trumka), but rather this bit:
President Trump’s manufacturing council was never an effective means for delivering real policy that lifts working families – it has become yet another broken promise on Trump’s record.
I mean thanks for noticing Richard, but newsflash: that was obvious from the word “go.”
Meanwhile, here’s what Leslie Brun, the lead director of Merck, had to say when asked about Trump’s tweet blasting the company’s CEO for leaving the council:
I was astounded though not surprised by the reaction of our president in casting personal stones immediately. It is sad that the level of discourse and leadership has fallen to personal name calling by the leader of the free world. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from a person in that position.
This is what happens folks. After all, this is Donald Trump we’re talking about.
Anyway, not everyone is upset about Trump’s remarks. For instance, David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, thinks the President is “honest and courageous.”
No further comment.