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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:52 AM

Some CEOs 'scared out of their minds about being attacked' by Trump

so they won’t complain about immigration ban

A few chief executives joined protests against President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries, but a larger group of CEOs remained publicly silent over fears of being targeted by the president, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin said Monday.

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that she had spoken with CEOs who were privately upset by the executive order but worried about speaking out. "Squawk Box" co-host Sorkin said he had heard the same from his C-level sources.

"I had similar conversations with executives over the weekend, all of whom ... seemed to be upset about at least the implementation of this program," Sorkin said. "They are scared out of their minds about being attacked ... and what that's going to do for their business."

Tett said the CEOs she contacted were especially worried about the risk of speaking out in the context of Trump's potential backlash — and that of his supporters.

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Reply Some CEOs 'scared out of their minds about being attacked' by Trump (Original post)
HAB911 Jan 2017 OP
superpatriotman Jan 2017 #1
C_U_L8R Jan 2017 #2
wishstar Jan 2017 #3
yardwork Jan 2017 #4
LonePirate Jan 2017 #5
HAB911 Jan 2017 #6
dalton99a Jan 2017 #7
Nay Jan 2017 #8

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:55 AM

1. Cowards

They don't even realize that they (public companies) control everything

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:56 AM

2. Democrats need to take a stand

and prove we will protect them
(or anyone terrorized by Trump)

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:57 AM

3. Repubs in Congress seem to be equally cowering in fear of Trump/rightwing retaliation

Trump has made sure to throw out plenty of red meat to keep his rabid supporters in attack mode against anyone who speaks out

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:00 AM

4. Companies will leave the U.S. We are headed for second-class status.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:12 AM

5. Those CEOs care more about their stock price than they care about America.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:22 AM

6. Just like the CEOs of media

that got us in this mess.........

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:26 AM

7. People also forget that corporate CEOs are authoritarians.

Corporations are not democracies

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:10 PM

8. I always knew CEOs were a bunch of fucking yellowbellies. They hide in their

big, rich bubbles and only want the $$$ to keep pouring in. Cowards and traitors. We're going to have to save their rich asses AGAIN, and funny thing is they won't appreciate it -- they'll go right back to abusing us, just like the 250-pound wife beater knocks around his 120-pound wife.

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