Trump disbands 2 key business councils after Charlottesville backlash

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14:  US President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House, on August 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to New York where he will attend his first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 14: US President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House, on August 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to New York where he will attend his first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is disbanding a pair of White House councils after a receiving a rash of resignations in response to his failure to immediately and forcefully denounce white supremacists in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the manufacturing council (and) strategy (and) policy forum, I am ending both,” Trump wrote Wednesday in a tweet. “Thank you all!”

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