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Intel CEO Exits President Trump's Manufacturing Council (axios.com) 263

Ina Fried, writing for Axios: Intel said Monday that CEO Brian Krzanich was leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, the latest executive to distance himself from the president following the weekend's events in Virginia. In a blog post, Krzanich said that the decline in American manufacturing remains a serious issue, but said that "politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing," Krzanich said in a blog post. "Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."
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Intel CEO Exits President Trump's Manufacturing Council

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  • Time to abandon ship (Score:5, Interesting)

    by TimothyHollins ( 4720957 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2017 @09:48AM (#55017001)

    Ah yes. I'm guessing the PR hit could no longer be considered worth the private venue to Trump's ear. Good to know that even the 1% are starting recalculate the cost vs profit of Trump.

    (Don't get me wrong, I think it is the CEO's responsibility to take every opportunity to increase the company's chances at success, I just think they should stick to legal and "honest" means - and whispering in Trump's ear like Grima worm-tongue seems like neither of those)

    • by MightyMartian ( 840721 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2017 @09:52AM (#55017035) Journal

      The other question is just how much value do these CEOs actually get? The President is so u reliable and so prone to fits of pique that can he be relied upon to listen, or to stick with any commitment?

      It really is coming to look like everyone; Congress, the courts, business, are all simply routing around the White House.

      • I think originally they thought they were going to get value out of it, but now they are like rats running out of a sinking ship.
      • Trump is like pinata. With crap instead of candy. Everyone knows that you need to hit it hard to win, but nobody wants to deal with the flying shit.

    • I just think they should stick to legal and "honest" means - and whispering in Trump's ear like Grima worm-tongue seems like neither of those)

      Is Ivanka being cast as Éowyn, in this scenario?

  • It never hurts to suck up to the boss.

    • Unless the boss is becoming so toxic that being seen anywhere near him could make you part of the collateral damage when he falls.

      And it's not like Trump's doing anything wonderful for Intel. Trump's unorthodox views on trade and immigration pose a threat to Silicon Valley, so what good does it do to sit on some sort of advisory council where none of your advice will be taken? Add in Trump's bizarre inability to call out racists, well, I'd say this is a pretty good example of rats fleeing the ship.

  • In a blog post, Krzanich said that the decline in American manufacturing remains a serious issue, but said that "politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing

    Translation: "I'm too much of a coward to publicly denounce Nazis and white supremacists by name and Trump's support for them and only am resigning because of pressure from bad publicity to my company that is resulting from my slow exit from this useless advisory body."

    "Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."

    What a load of crap. America's manufacturing base is fine and certainly doesn't require rebuilding. America has a HUGE and thriving manufacturing base. By itself it is approximately the size of the GDP of the UK and twice the size of the

    • In a blog post, Krzanich said that the decline in American manufacturing remains a serious issue, but said that "politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing

      Translation: "I'm too much of a coward to publicly denounce Nazis and white supremacists by name and Trump's support for them and only am resigning because of pressure from bad publicity to my company that is resulting from my slow exit from this useless advisory body."

      That's a pretty poor translation because the next line of the press release says:

      "I have already made clear my abhorrence at the recent hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville, and earlier today I called on all leaders to condemn the white supremacists and their ilk who marched and committed violence."

      I think it's closer to "Trump loves praise too much to denounce the violence of his most ardent supporters, so fuck this, we're out."

      "Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."

      What a load of crap. America's manufacturing base is fine and certainly doesn't require rebuilding. America has a HUGE and thriving manufacturing base. By itself it is approximately the size of the GDP of the UK and twice the size of the GDP of Russia. It could be improved but Trump isn't going to be the guy to lead that charge and anyone who didn't realize that in the first 100 days of his administration is an idiot. Improving manufacturing in the US will require careful planning, good policy, and sensible strategy. We aren't going to get any of those as long as Trump sits in the oval office.

      I think you're saying the same thing as Krzanich, he just took longer to re

    • He sure isn't going to improve it by fucking over Canada and Mexico in NAFTA renegotiations. Trump's knowledge on trade and economics is equal to his knowledge in just about every other area; nil to none. The man truly is a profound idiot, but hopefully once Bannon is gone, he'll be surrounded by a few less idiots.

  • Surprising (Score:5, Funny)

    by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2017 @10:01AM (#55017119)

    You'd think if anyone could understand something that overheats on a regular basis, it'd be Intel.

  • politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base

    It appears he is doing exactly what he decries - letting petty sectarian political grandstanding take priority over economic issues.

    Or alternatively: maybe he has no interest whatsoever in rebuilding America's manufacturing base, and is using this as a convenient excuse to shirk his civic duty.

  • More exactly, virtue signaling on a corporate level. I'm sure it'll work, too.

    • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

      I just find it amazing that people think a company like Intel, which sells mostly to OEMs and other businesses rather than the public, engages in virtue signalling that would harm their own business.

      Also, stop virtue signalling. We get it, you don't like virtue signalling, no need to go around virtue signalling about it.

      • I just find it amazing that people think a company like Intel, which sells mostly to OEMs and other businesses rather than the public, engages in virtue signalling that would harm their own business.

        You mean the same company that has probably spent over $1B on the "Intel Inside" campaign? You really think that Intel doesn't care about its image amongst consumers?

  • Nice job Intel!!! Where did you dig this guy up?

    I hope he's not making any important decisions for you, like oh, maybe putting vPro in everything... Oh wait, it's all starting to make sense now.

  • What in the hell is a statement like that from a company I haven't seen an American-manufactured CPU from since the mid-late 90s? Plus the fact that he repeats the same shit over and over would indicate that he's not being truthful, and making sure the statement is received clearly to all that observe it. Simple psychology.....

    P.S. I said MANUFACTURED, not "sold in the".

  • politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing,"

    Rephrase: Politics have sidelined the important mission, so I'm going to make a political statement as I quit the team working on the important mission.

    face in palm.

  • So the terrorists are winning then?

  • Predictably. Anyone waiting all weekend, and watching the brief/terse statement on Monday, could see that his heart was totally not into it. Especially considering his willingness to attack anything else that moves under the sun at the drop of a hat.

    NY Times, Aug-15, 4:30 PM:

    David Duke, Aug-15, 4:45 PM:

    Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/897554574663442432

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