Today, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Scott Paul became the fourth business leader to quit President Donald Trump's jobs council.
In a tweet, Paul said, "I'm resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it's the right thing for me to do."
Paul follows executives for Merck, Under Armour and Intel who left the jobs council following Trump's initial response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Paul accepted his post as part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in late January with the hope to "restore American manufacturing leadership."
IEN reached out to the AAM, which said that Paul is currently unavailable for further comment.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka also announced on Tuesday that he will be stepping down from the American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth executive to do so this week. He also took to Twitter, posting: "I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately." Trumka's organization has over 12.5 million members.
“I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately,” Trumka, whose organization represents 12.5 million working men and women, tweeted.