MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The CEO of Minnesota-based company 3M is the latest high-profile withdrawal from President Trump’s manufacturing council. And shortly thereafter, Trump announced he will suspend it.
Here is the entire statement of Inge Thulin, who serves as president and board chairman:READ MORE: M Health Fairview's Volunteer Effort Crucial To Vaccine Distribution
Sustainability, diversity and inclusion are my personal values and also fundamental to the 3M Vision. The past few months have provided me with an opportunity to reflect upon my commitment to these values.
I joined the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in January to advocate for policies that align with our values and encourage even stronger investment and job growth – in order to make the United States stronger, healthier and more prosperous for all people. After careful consideration, I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance these goals. As a result, today I am resigning from the Manufacturing Advisory Council.
At 3M, we will continue to champion an environment that supports sustainability, diversity and inclusion. I am committed to building a company that improves lives in every corner of the world.READ MORE: Friday Is Declared Tyler Johnson Day
Reactions from Republicans and Democrats have been pouring in after Trump on Tuesday once again insisted both sides were responsible for the violence in Charlotteville, Virginia.
The president then had a heated response when asked by CBS about the alt-right’s role in the incident.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!”