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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:28 PM

 

Trump sparked a CEO revolt. Here's why

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/02/news/companies/trump-ceo-revolt/index.html?iid=ob_lockedrail_longstory_pool

CEOs are cautious by nature, circumspect in their words and actions.

So maybe the most amazing thing that occurred Thursday wasn't that President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate deal. It was the response from the corner office: A string of CEOs loudly voiced strong opposition to his action.

"It's an absolutely bizarre and unprecedented moment in American history," presidential historian Douglas Brinkely told CNNMoney. He called the reaction a sign of just how damaged the Trump brand is in the eyes of corporate America.

"Donald Trump is such a pariah figure that companies want zero association with his brand," Brinkley said. "He's championing dirty air and polluted water. He's anti-science. Why would a Fortune 500 CEO want to be associated with that?"

When even big business starts turning away, you know the Republicans are done.

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Reply Trump sparked a CEO revolt. Here's why (Original post)
GBizzle Jun 2017 OP
dchill Jun 2017 #1
JHB Jun 2017 #2
hurl Jun 2017 #4
Chellee Jun 2017 #12
hurl Jun 2017 #13
Chellee Jun 2017 #14
C_U_L8R Jun 2017 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #6
judesedit Jun 2017 #5
Initech Jun 2017 #7
Sugar Smack Jun 2017 #9
Pluvious Jun 2017 #10
hibbing Jun 2017 #8
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #11

Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:37 PM

1. Kudos to Douglas Brinkley.

Bizarre is the operative term in the Trump time.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:40 PM

2. Correction: When even big business starts turning away...

...it's a hopeful sign (and geez, what state do we have to be in when THAT's the case!).

The Republicans aren't done until there's a solid democratic majority in place, in congress, in the statehouses, and for the presidency.

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Response to JHB (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:04 PM

4. Exactly. Not done yet.

You're right. I lost count of how many times I have heard the Republicans are done. By hook or crook, they still control more federal and state levers of power than anyone else. We're just lucky they are often incompetent.

I had such hope that my red state would finally get at least a significant blue surge, but no... Too many non-voters didn't care yet. Those are the ones we have to figure out how to motivate.

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Response to hurl (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 07:40 PM

12. Yes. Thank you.

This is exactly right. Every time someone gets all angsty about "How do we appeal to the white male vote?!?" I'm wondering why we would even bother. Why don't we go after the nearly 1/2 of the voting public that doesn't bother to vote? If we get even a fraction of non-voters we'll be fine. Instead we're always chasing the elusive working class white man. How about instead we have policies that appeal to non-voters and maybe some WWC come along of their own accord. And those that don't? Screw 'em. I'm sick and tired of their whining. You know what? My life didn't turn out the way I expected it to either. I'm A LOT poorer than I thought I'd be at this point. I'll never have enough to retire. I'm going to have to work right up to lunch on the day of my funeral. I live paycheck to paycheck, and God forbid something unexpected occurs because then even that goes out the window. But you know what all this "economic anxiety" didn't do? It didn't turn me into a big flaming racist tool. It also didn't suck 50 IQ points off me. Some of the WWC are just assholes, and if Democrats want to make the tent big enough to include them, they won't need to increase the size of the tent, because I'll go out the other side.

{Sigh} Well, somehow I managed to go off on a tangent when all I really wanted to say was, "Great post. Welcome to DU." I'm not quite sure what happened. I've been really angry since November, even before that, really.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 08:02 PM

13. Could you be more spot-on?

Dang... You didn't go on a tangent at all. You just nailed it exactly where we need it! VERY well said.

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Response to hurl (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 08:32 PM

14. Thanks.

And welcome to DU.

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 04:49 PM

3. Exactly. Trump is a toxic brand.

That stuff is like fungus... you don't want it anywhere near you.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:35 PM

6. Time to make Republiconism a toxic brand too.


The Minority Republicon President Дональд Трамп (Donald Trump)

The Republicon Presidency

The Republicon Climate Denial and rejection of the Paris Accords

The Republicon head of the EPA, Republicon Scott Pruitt

The Republicon Bully Mentality, taking orders from the Republicon President's bully pulpit

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:32 PM

5. Yay! Some common sense finally

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:37 PM

7. Wow, he's pissed off CEOs and the Pope. What's next?

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Response to Initech (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 07:20 PM

10. Dare we hope, his daughter ?

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 06:29 PM

8. They'll still get their tax cuts n/t

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 07:25 PM

11. That whole crowd always despised him

for his tackiness and very obvious "wannabe" persona. They only tacitly supported him for the same reason as the rest of the GOP - to have a mindless robot able to operate a pen to sign the legislation they wanted.

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