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Trump’s Policy Forum Has Disbanded

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Not to be confused with the Manufacturing Council which business leaders are also fleeing, the members of the Strategic and Policy Forum has decided to disband the group today.

The news was first reported this afternoon by CNBC.

The business backlash to Trump follows his tepid response to violence at a white nationalist rally over the weekend.

"The thinking was it was important to do as a group," a member told CNBC. "As a panel, not as individuals because it would have more significant impact. It makes a central point that it's not going to go forward. It's done."

Members of the Policy Forum include Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Larry Fink of BlackRock, Doug McMillon of Wal-Mart, and Ginni Rometty of IBM.

Between defections in Congress, the loss of the policy forum, leaders fleeing the manufacturing council, and Trump's very low approval ratings, I think he's very close to effectively being a lame duck president. And it's only been 7 months.

We may very well look back and conclude that he's been a lame duck since the beginning, but it's becoming quite apparent now.


"You can't fire me. I quit!"


  • Milt Zmijewski

    And Pence the Pitiful backs his racist comments up. Neither really cared about jobs except for their own.

  • Badgerite

    Factoid for the Trump Monster. Philando Castille had a permit.

  • Chaos and civil disorder are bad for business. CEOs like calm and predictability.

  • Badgerite

    The only “deal” trump has made is with the Paul Ryan granny starving wing of the GOP. And that deal would be he would do their dirty work for them and appeal to the most base and racist aspects of the American society in order to keep them in power to further erode and destroy the middle class and thereby moderate politics in America. What they get for this is ”privatization’. Corporate ownership of society by a couple of “creepy billionaires.” Oh, and one other deal…….with Putin. To sell out the country to a hostile foreign power that wants to destroy it. Bannon is just a convenient tool in that endeavor. He wants to help not because he is anti Islamic. Clearly, he couldn’t care less about moral or religious values.
    He wants to help because he is a fascist and as all fascists, finds the restraints of a democratic republic and the rule of law and moderate politics stand in the way of what he wants to do. And what does he want to do? “Blood and soil.”
    “Jew won’t replace us.” There is only one side to be on in this. Time is not on Bannon’s or Putin’s side. The truth about trump and his relationship with Putin is coming out. So, instigation of a crisis is imperative to prevent that from happening. This has never been about “economic anxiety” or “jobs”. It has always been about fascism and fascist aims of dismantling the Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law. The GOP should quit kidding itself. And the rest of the country.

  • 1933john

    Kim Kong
    @mymisslesarebiggerthanyours/kimchi.pot

    Fuck you and your Big PX

  • Aynwrong

    The adults have stood up and left the dining room. The only one left is a spoiled, intemperate child sitting alone at the kiddie’s table whining because he’s expected to eat his veggies.

  • muselet

    With his tweet, Donald Trump became the guy who steps in a bucket with one foot, slips on a banana peel with the other foot, tumbles down three flights of stairs, then jumps up and loudly declares, “I meant to do that!”

    If he weren’t president, this would be funny.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    Nazism is not good for “jobs”. Governor Terry McAuliffe has said that police found caches of weapons stored around the city of Charlottesville by the Unite the White protesters. Please don’t tell me that this was about “economic anxiety, history or jobs”. It clearly was not.

  • waspuppet

    All Trump ever really wanted from being president was to get a extra scoop of ice cream on his pie every night and to put his feet up on the desk Obama once sat behind and say “F*ck you, n!%%@r.”

  • Diane

    When will his and Ivanka’s products be made in the USA?
    I think they should set an example for the rest of the nation.