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    Trump Ends Infrastructure Advisory Council Mid-Formation

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    US President Donald Trump killed his advisory council on infrastructure before it was even born, a White House official told reporters.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — This comes just one day after Trump announced the end of his Manufacturing Council and his Strategy and Policy Forum.

    "[T]he President's Advisory Council on Infrastructure, which was still being formed, will not move forward," the official said as quoted in a pool report on Thursday.

    Trump ended the Manufacturing Council after at least eight CEOs announced they were leaving due to his remarks about Charlottesville, Virginia and lack of condemnation for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The members of the Strategy and Policy Forum had decided amongst themselves to dissolve shortly before Trump announced he was ending it.


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