Serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis had some choice words on Wednesday about those who may support President Donald Trump’s response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
This story by Michelle Fox originally appeared on CNBC.
Lemonis stated that there are “not many consumers” who support what the President said about the rally, and that if they are then not to shop at his business.
In a chaotic Tuesday news conference, Trump appeared to equate torch-bearing white nationalists with the protesters who demonstrated against them.
Trump’s statements led to a wave of CEO resignations from his advisory councils and on Wednesday, Trump abruptly dissolved the councils. Trump’s announcement came shortly after a member of the Strategic and Policy Forum told CNBC the group had decided to disband.
Lemonis told “Power Lunch” he is “horrified” by what he’s been hearing and seeing from this administration.
He said it’s important that CEOs speak for themselves as individuals on policy, and also speak for their companies as it relates to policy that affects their businesses. However, they should be very careful, he said, about retaliation from fear-mongering hordes.
As for those who believe the economy is being driven by Trump, Lemonis called that notion “somewhat laughable.”