During his 2016 campaign, President Trump went on and on about his apparent business prowess, but since he assumed power business leaders seem alarmed by Trump’s political skills or lack of.
A survey conducted at the annual Yale CEO Summit shows 50% of the CEOs, business execs, government officials and academics give Trump an “F” for his first 130 days in office. Released last week, the survey found that another 21% give Trump’s performance a “D” while 1% of the 125 leaders polled gave the President an “A.”
CNN reports, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Yale School of Management professor who led the summit said the message from CEOs is: “Stop the random 3 a.m. tweets and stop the needless brushfires diverting from the agenda”. 80% of those surveyed are CEOs, including Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman and IBM boss Ginni Rometty, who are on Trump’s advisory council. “This was not a granola-eating crowd of Democrat entrepreneurs. It’s a cross-section of the business community, including some who are quite pro-Trump,” Sonnenfeld said.
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord earlier this month also sparked a volatile response from the CEO’S.Many of the leaders across the tech industry and in business slammed the decision. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted for the very first time calling the move a “setback” for U.S. leadership in the world.
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