President Trump disbands 2 business councils

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President Donald Trump convenes a meeting of the White House Strategic and Policy Forum in April. (White House via YouTube)

President Donald Trump says he’s disbanding two of his business advisory councils, focusing on manufacturing as well as strategy and policy.

The move comes amid a wave of criticism and resignations sparked by last weekend’s deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Strategic and Policy Forum reportedly decided to disband today even before Trump’s announcement, which was issued via Twitter.

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By Alan Boyle

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