AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka Resigns from Trump Manufacturing Council

Richard Trumka, the president of the powerful AFL-CIO union, announced on Tuesday he would resign from President Trump’s manufacturing council. The announcement came immediately after Trump gave a press conference during which he again equivocated on the deadly violence caused by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. “We cannot sit on a council for a president who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism,” Trumka said in a statement. “President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis.” Trumka joins the CEOs of corporations including Merck, Intel, and Under Armour who have quit the council in recent days.