The slow fall of USA (and rise of China) part 2

In the first article, I laid the foundation for the series, and started by bringing up the shift in environmental policy as the first sign of many that America is becoming not so great. In this second part, it’s all about business and how the presidents actions quickly turned the nation’s top corporate leaders against him.

Two councils of top CEO’s crumble apart in protest

Trump started his term as president by setting up a two councils of business advisers stacked with top CEO’s to guide him on manufacturing, trade, jobs creation, etc. I think that was a very smart move! “Surround yourself with the best” is a common method to succeed at anything.

Then Charlottesville happened.

One of the few African American leaders on the council, Kan Frazier from Merck, was the first to jump ship after hearing the president’s views about the Charlottesville events. Trump lashed out by calling Frazier a bad leader and accused him of inflating drug prices. Other CEO’s started resigning from the councils one by one, and it ended with both councils being completely dissolved.

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A few of the CEO’s who were on the councils

J.P Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon who was one of the council members, wrote his employees “It is a leader’s role, in business or government, to bring people together, not tear them apart.”. And that’s the core of the problem for USA right now. The actions of the leader is creating more division inside the country, and alienating the country from the rest of the world – for example like withdrawing from trade agreements, which part 3 will be about.

Author: Danny

Life is an adventure! I believe in participating in life - not standing on the side and watching it. Here I will write about all my passions, big and small. Follow my exciting trips around the world as well as my almost normal days at home, wherever it may be at the moment.. If you like inspiration, travel, challenges, training, fashion, self improvement, culture, food and gear - look no further! So to all my stalkers, congratulations! Now you can enjoy watching my life closely at home with your computer, those cold nights with binoculars aimed at my window are finally over. I'll finish my first post by quoting Bilbo (a character in J.R.R Tolkien's The lord of the rings) with a line that ever since I heard it as a child (about 2 years ago) has left a trace in my memory: " It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to"

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