Today, all 16 members of the President’s Arts and Humanities Committee resigned en mass. They wrote a scathing letter that called upon the President to join them in resigning. You can read it all at this link, but I will share a part.
“Dear Mr. President:
“Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville. The false equivalencies you push cannot stand. The Administration’s refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions . . .
“Speaking truth to power is never easy, Mr. President. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both . . .
“Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.
“Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.”
The Committee was formed in 1982 by that liberal weenie, President Ronald Reagan. It has served every President since, until today.
This mass resignation comes on the heels of Trump being compelled to disband his business oriented Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Council due to CEOs defecting from them. The unravelling of a Presidency continues.