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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:23 AM

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FNC's Melissa Francis: Six CEO's Who Abandoned Trump Council Hurts Nation, Not The President

Six CEOs abandoned President Trump's advisory councils, saying they could no longer support the chief executive after his remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon stayed on at the council but stated he thought the president had at first "missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together" but that his later remarks were a "step in the right direction."

President Trump hit back, saying the business leaders were “not taking their jobs seriously.”

Melissa Francis called the behavior of the CEOs leaving the council "outrageous" and "inappropriate."

Francis related that one shareholder had told her they "couldn't care less about that CEO's feelings, but he better light it up when he announces earnings."

"That's not his job, to have feelings," the Fox Business host said. "He can have feelings on his own time."

"If he decides to leave the council because that's better for profits because his customers don't like whatever the president is doing, that's fine," she continued. "But if he is making a moral call about his feelings, leave your feelings at home and go to work as the CEO to turn a profit for your shareholders."