By Tom Borelli originally posted at ConservativeReview.com
The reaction of big business to President Trump is exposing the selective moral outrage of CEOs.
CEOs from the largest corporations blasted President Trump over a number of issues ranging from climate change to Charlottesville to DACA. With cheerleading from the left-wing media, CEOs are trying to establish themselves as the moral counter-weight to Trump, but just like progressive Democrats, the business leaders are blind to the hypocrisy of their actions.
It’s laughable for CEOs living in glass houses to be throwing moral stones at Trump. It’s money, not morality, that drives business decisions.
General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt should be the last person to challenge Trump on moral grounds.
Immelt was a horrible chief executive, judging by his failure to deliver for shareholders in his 16-year run heading the company. He recently stepped down from his CEO post and is set to leave the company at the end of the year.
Immelt’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, VA, was classic. Initially, the company announced it was going to remain in a business advisory group assembled by Trump the Monday following the violence but reversed its decision two days later.