Rats Off a Sinking Ship

August 16, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Sumbitches, Trump

After Cheeto Jesus’ inauguration, he announced with great fanfare two councils of CEOs all designed to Make America Great Again, whatever that means.  The two councils, the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy & Policy Forum, were supposedly organized to help shape policy to increase business and generate jobs for American workers.  In reality, though, they were simply figurehead in nature, designed to reward CEOs for supporting Trump.  In fact, to my knowledge the councils never actually met outside of the initial photo ops, and were just used to raise the profiles of its members.

All that puffery came crashing down the last few days after Trump’s catastrophic response to the violence in Charlottesville, defending neo-Nazis and racist white supremacists and attacking the media for simply asking questions.  In the face of this disaster, CEOs began bailing from the Manufacturing Council. Today, the Strategy & Policy Forum met in a conference call, and in the face of a crowd of CEOs ready to resign, they disbanded.  Later, through Twitler, Trump also disbanded the Manufacturing Council.  I guess he decided that the defections were simply too glaring to gloss over.

This development is not insignificant.  Think about it – Trump rode to the WH on the backs of bigots and the ignorant; but worse, he also rode on the shoulders of business executives who were so self interested in stuffing their wallets even more full that they allowed themselves to be used to elect a depraved carnival barker.  These very same executives are now fleeing like rats off a sinking ship.

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20 Comments to “Rats Off a Sinking Ship”

  1. Bernie Spencer says:

    And yet, the evangelical executive advisory board remains intact.

  2. I’ve said it before, but if there really is an after life, lots of those slugs are in for a helluva surprise. Bad pun intended.

  3. Look at Trump’s entire life. He has truly succeeded at nothing.

    “Everything that boy touches turns to shit.” (Please excuse the language, Miz Jean).

    Why should his business councils be any different?

  4. Looks to me like they all decided it might look bad to be associated with nazis. Who’d a thunk? Branding is all about optics, doncha know?

  5. The Trump version of what happened:

    1) The two councils, so successful, no longer needed!
    2) Members of the councils going blind from close proximity to the brilliance of Trump! They needed some distance, even eclipse glasses didn’t work.

  6. slipstream says:

    These councils were an important part of making America great again?

    So I guess that with the councils dissolved, America isn’t going to be great again. Oh well. Seems like time for a nice long golf vacation anyway.

  7. AK Lynne:: thanks, that was awesome! I’ve forwarded it multiple times.

  8. OK. They jumped ship. Now are they contrite enough to even think about mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

  9. Margaret is right, Trump did not run on the economy or jobs, his make America Great Again was a thinly veiled reaction to having a black family in the White House and a black man in the Oval Office.
    The Republican party was all too willing to embrace the Birther-in-Chief and their hypocritical reactions to Trump’s embrace of the white supremacists are laughable. They will do nothing, because deep down they are complicit.

  10. So now we are insulting carnival barkers?

  11. Alan -Agreed. Carnival barkers will gladly take your money and give you nothing in return, but you know that going in and can walk away any time your enjoyment isn’t worth the cost. Besides, they all seem to be enjoying themselves. Trump is a smarmy used car salesman in a Steven King novel – you go to him because you’re desperate, you know he’s selling you a piece of junk that you pray will hold together long enough to get something better. And for the live of all that’s holy, do not go investigate the noises you hear coming from the back.

  12. two crows says:

    This morning on Morning Joe both hosts were lauding the CEO’s. Seriously? They’re claiming they did the Right Thing? Nope. They saw which side of the bread is buttered and jumped ship before the boycotts could begin.

    And then our Tweeter in Chief said, “Oh yeah? Well you can’t quit! I fired you! So there!”

    This is what the nation has sunk to. But then we knew that.

  13. Sam in St Paul says:

    Cleveland Clinic just pulled their 2018 fundraiser from the Southern White (Trash) House at Mar a Lago.

  14. Susan on the Left Coast says:

    Cancer Society pulled their event at Mar-O-Lago….these are $200,000 per day fees Combover Caligula is shedding.

    The Chamber of Commerce ranted harshly against organizations using Mar-O-Lago which is published in the Palm Beach News. Other charities are shopping for new venues in the hopes to cancel. http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/palm-beach-chamber-head-charities-have-conscience-mar-lago/Pp7jHFkUixKlK7eQaAArmM/

    As for our evangelicals devotion to their Pres of the Confederacy in our White House: America is where Christians hold the mgr at Burger King to a higher moral standard than the President.

  15. Mah Fellow Murkuhn says:

    Michael Dell refused to leave, so I’m boycotting Dell computers for the rest of my life.

  16. Susan on the Left Coast says:


    By the by: the people who have been profiting from the racist rabble are finally dumping white supremacist filthy lucre…Paypal, credit card companies, advertising vendors, internet servers, FB is cockblocking their pages, Spotify removed White Power music from their venues (Kill the Jews was a catchy tune until yesterday?)

    Today a high fallutin’ attorney lost his job at a prominent law firm in Michigan after being outed for his secret life as a white supremacist music promoter. His Nazi tattoos were fine on his bulging biceps in the office until the public got wind of his 2nd life?

    Churchill: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing–after they’ve tried everything else.”

  17. I know it’s off topic, but I got to see Beto O’Rourke this evening. I showed up knowing that I’d vote for just about anyone just this side of Ted Cruz if it meant that it got Ted Cruz out of office. And I left with the idea that this guy could be one of the best Democrats sent to the Senate in a long time. Everybody please check him out. And I mean everybody. Apparently he’s not taking P.A.C. money and is mainly relying on personal appearances, social media and more traditional methods of fundraising. Sounds to me a lot like Obama. Organizationally and charismatically. You may not live in Texas, so he wouldn’t directly represent you. But John McCain put the kibosh to a plan that would have killed untold numbers of our neighbors and fellow citizens. Nation wide. And he’s a Republican. Thanks for listening.

  18. And Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Sorry, sorry everyone. I was just trying to emphasize how important one vote is in the Senate. Ok, I’m gonna shut the f**k up now.

  19. Lunargent says:

    This could be what drives Trump from office. Not his monumental unfitness. Or the constant criticism. Or even the threat of a prolonged and painful legal action.

    But if being president starts losing him money? That’s a deal breaker.