That could seriously impact the network of factories GM and other manufacturers operate in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, many analysts warning that vehicle prices could rise, impacting sales and U.S.jobs. Three of the nation's top executives resigned from a federal panel created years ago to advise the US president.
The resignations follow an outcry over Trump's initial response to the protests led by white supremacist groups that turned violent in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, who is African-American, was the first CEO to leave one of Trump's presidential advisory councils because of his reaction to the weekend of violence in Charlottesville.
The response, and the speed in which it arrived, caught many off guard.
"Usually, certain niceties are observed to smooth over a rupture", said Galston, who served as a domestic policy aide in the Clinton administration. In addition to Krzanich's participation in Trump's advisory committee on manufacturing, he visited the White House earlier this year, and re-announced a factory development in the United States to boost Trump's favoribility.
President Trump's manufacturing council keeps on shrinking.
Darwin-born Mr Liveris, chairman and chief executive of the Michigan-headquartered Dow Chemical Company, announced on Tuesday he would not join the growing list of business leaders quitting US President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council. Plank did not specifically mention Trump or Charlottesville, but said his company will focus on promoting "unity, diversity and inclusion" through sports.
Krzanich also said he had urged other leaders to condemn the white supremacists who took part in the Virginia rally.
The industry's silence comes as Trump is finalizing an executive order on drug prices that would relax industry regulation and contains measures that, some say, would protect existing drug prices or even increase them.
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Les services d'urgence catalans ont annoncé vendredi qu'une femme blessée avait succombé à ses blessures. Certains d'entre eux portaient des ceintures d'explosifs, a ajouté un porte-parole des Mossos.
The exchange lit up social media, with many people lauding Frazier and blasting the president.
Business Insider just published a list also, including any comments they've made supporting their decision to remain.
Bloomberg via Getty Images Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corp., speaks during the company's press event at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Trump responded shortly later in a tweet, saying, "Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!"
On Sunday, however, the White House added: "The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups".
At the group's first meeting in January, Trump shook Frazier's hand after the CEO talked up efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US for a cancer drug.
An earlier decision from the President to reject the Paris Accords and its global compact to address climate change prompted the departure of tech's favorite chief executive, Elon Musk. The group, which Trump established in January with about two dozen members, is supposed to meet occasionally to offer the president advice on job growth.
Scott Paul, head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, quit Trump's manufacturing council earlier on Tuesday.
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