The absence of President Donald Trump’s business advisory councils is usually “dangerous” because businesses can no longer coordinate to provide the government with their input, the chief executive of auditing giant EY told CNBC.
Mark Weinberger, who sat on one of the right now-disbanded councils of CEOs advising Trump on economic issues, said Friday in which the president was an “open” along with “verbal” learner. Weinberger said Trump listened to executives’ concerns even though they did not always see eye-to-eye.
“I think (Trump) processed very carefully what he heard along with you could see his policy prescriptions change,” Weinberger told CNBC’s Tania Bryer. “I think This kind of’s dangerous in which we’re no longer constantly there as a group because I think he needs in which input.”
He added: “in which being said of course we’re still working with the government one-off along with working with them on different policy initiatives.”
Two of Trump’s advisory councils — the Manufacturing Council along with the Strategy along with Policy Forum — broke up last year after controversial comments made by the president about a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia. After various executives began resigning by the councils, Trump said on Twitter he had decided to dissolve both groups to avoid “putting pressure on the businesspeople.”