Magazine September 11, 2017, Issue

Who Needs Advisory Boards?

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, who resigned from President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative following his response to Charlottesville. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)
Trump should take the opportunity to rethink the Right’s relationship to Big Business

At the start of his presidency, Donald Trump invited a number of America’s leading business executives to serve on two new advisory boards: the Strategic and Policy Forum, devoted to providing the Trump White House with advice on economic issues, and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, which focused more narrowly on the president’s plans for an industrial revival. Though there’s nothing unusual about having corporate America’s leading lights serve on such boards, which have been around for ages, the fact that Trump was able to persuade so many of them to sign up in the wake of his controversial campaign seemed

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