Frazier and five others weighed the risks and rewards and over a period of some 36 hours and stepped down from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council that advises Trump, who dismissed them as “grandstanders.” Dozens more elected to remain members of that and similar panels and came under fire on social-media sites.
Trump continued the belligerent tone on Wednesday, accusing Amazon.com Inc. of taking away jobs in towns and cities across the U.S. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers,” he wrote in a Twitter post.
Twitter critics took after him, either pledging to stop shopping at Wal-Mart or assailing the CEO for “pandering to the left.” Some social-media posters called Under Armour’s Plank a “Nazi” before he resigned Monday, while others the next day labeled him a “sissy” for leaving.
In March, Iger vigorously defended his presence on the advisory group, quoting from the musical “Hamilton” and saying he wanted to be “in the room where it happens” so he could express his opinions on issues important to his company.
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