Walmart CEO Publicly Condemns Trump, Blasts Charlottesville Response In Viral Company-Wide Letter | THE POLITICUS

Walmart CEO Publicly Condemns Trump, Blasts Charlottesville Response In Viral Company-Wide Letter

Donald Trump’s White House advisory council is being abandoned left and right as more and more CEOs step down following his weak response to the racially motivated tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.

As most of Americans are absolutely disgusted with the lack of morals and backbone of the President of the United States when it comes to white supremacy, bigotry, and hate, some very high-profile CEOs are making a big statement by bailing on Trump. One CEO, Walmart President Doug McMillion, has even gone as far as to publicly condemn Trump’s weak response and did so in a company-wide letter to employees which was later posted online.

The letter stands as a powerful reminder that the values that helped Trump get elected will not be tolerated and have no place in this country. McMillion’s full statement reads:

Respect for the individual is one of our core beliefs at Walmart. And the role we play in communities around the country to build a more diverse and inclusive society is more critical than ever as the tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend painfully reminded us. Our prayers are with the victims and their families.

As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists. His remarks today were a step in the right direction and we need that clarity and consistency in the future.

Our country is facing some very difficult issues that require our elected officials, business leaders and community-based organizations to work together. Representing a company with the largest and one of the most diverse groups of associates in the U.S., and an even more diverse customer base of tens of millions of customers, we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together. I will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of our associates and customers, and urge our elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.

Thank you for representing Walmart and our values today — and every day.”

Already, the White House manufacturing advisory council has seen resignations of CEOs from Merck, Under Armour, and Intel, as well as the President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Meanwhile, Trump has been throwing a temper tantrum over their lack of support and resorted to calling them “grandstanders” on Twitter this morning. Regardless of what Trump thinks, we thank these CEOS for speaking out against hate and for setting an example of how people like Trump should be dealt with.


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