Goode Wright Gentles Partner Karl Gentles appeared on PBS Arizona Horizon this week to provide reactions to the disbandment of the President’s Manufacturing Council. Gentles delivered his analysis as the Public Policy Chair of the Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Gentles says President Trump in the wake of Charlottsville and in the disbandment of the Manufacturing and Business Councils has a moral, political and business dilemma. A MORAL problem caused from and evidenced by not denouncing the white supremacist and Nazi movement and triple statement strikeout. A POLITICAL problem with the Republican Party who is quietly distancing itself from the President, and now finds himself. caught in a box due to violence of the alt-right segment of his base that got him to the White House. And a BUSINESS problem with the CEO’s and other business leaders that abandoned ship and now threatens his relationship with a core constituency, his sweet spot and claim to fame, the Business community.