CEOs Abandoning Trump Economic Councils Continue Lobbying White House

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The pro-outsourcing CEOs who abandoned President Donald Trump’s now-defunct American Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum will continue lobbying the White House.

The pro-immigration, pro-outsourcing CEOs like IBM’s Ginni Rometty, the Blackstone Group’s Steve Schwarzman and Intel’s Brian Krzanich will all continue “forcefully” lobbying the Trump administration on policy, according to the New York Times.

CEOs on both of Trump’s panels collectively started bailing on the administration after they morally objected to the President’s response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The New York Times says the CEOs will still try to get their way on policy issues like immigration and trade:

The resignation en masse was symbolic. Importantly symbolic. But nothing more.

Lest anyone believe that the business world has collectively gotten up from the table and washed its hands of Washington and the Trump administration, think again.

Companies will continue to advocate their positions, forcefully, in person and through lobbying groups. The only difference is that they won’t be sitting in meetings described as “councils” with cameras and photo opportunities.

The majority of the CEOs on the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum represented multinational corporations that have been dedicated to offshoring middle-class American jobs to foreign countries, while also importing foreign workers to take U.S. jobs.

IBM, for instance, now has more jobs in India than in the U.S., with Rometty laying off thousands of U.S. workers to send their jobs overseas, Breitbart Texas reported. In India, the average IBM salary is roughly $17,000 a year. In the U.S., the average IBM salary comes in at $100,000 for senior IT specialists.

Other corporate interests for more immigration to the U.S. and more outsourcing have already had a direct influence on the Trump Administration.

Trump was reportedly pushed by Schwarzman to not only keep the Obama-era amnesty program for illegal aliens, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but he was also influential in getting the administration to continue adding new illegal aliens to the DACA rolls, Breitbart Texas reported.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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