Trump Advisers


Stephen Miller, Sr. White House Policy Advisor, Assistant to Trump, 31, Jeff Sessions’s Communications Director, American Nationalist, Anti-Feminist  The Papadopoulos guilty plea mentions a Senior Policy Adviser, which the New York Times reported was Miller on November 10, 2017Russiagate

Sam Clovis, Campaign Co-Chair nominated as White House Adviser/Undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in July 2017, withdrawn January 3, 2018, after George Papadopoulos’s guilty plea on October 5 named a “Campaign Supervisor”, revealed to be Clovis by the Washington Post on October 30, 2017Daily Caller about Clovis    Trump’s Pick For USDA Chief Scientist Isn’t a Scientist, But He Is a Self-Declared Expert on ‘Race Traitors’  Gizmodo     Russiagate 

Sebastian “Seb” Gorka, Resigned August 25, 2017, National Security Aide, Deputy Assistant to Trump and on the Strategic Initiatives Group with Bannon & Kushner, Breitbart National Security Editor while working on Trump Campaign Wife Katherine Gorka appointed as Adviser to the DHS Chief of Staff The Hill   Russiagate

Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Adviser, Kushner’s close associate, Goldman Sachs, Jewish, in conflict with Alt-Right faction in the White House.


The SIG answers to Reince Priebus (Resigned). Steve Bannon (Resigned) and Jared Kushner created it, “run by assistant to the president Christopher Liddell, and includes deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka (Resigned), who has worked closely with Bannon while writing for Breitbart, the website he used to run.”  The Daily Beast

Updated Spreadsheet of Trump Advisory Councils, Forbes

White House Office of American Innovation – WHOAI

White House Memo March 27, 2017

What Jared’s Office Actually Does Politico  “It didn’t help that the sweep of its briefing was almost comically broad, from upgrading federal government’s $82 billion worth of information technology, to spurring the creation of new jobs, changing how the country thinks about apprenticeships and “unleashing American business.” Not to mention working with sometimes-antagonist Chris Christie’s commission on tackling the United States’ opioid epidemic. (And all this while Kushner is also supposed to be tackling Middle Eastern peace.) CEOs who attended the summit—Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, IBM’s Ginni Rometty and more. It spurred the decision by the Veterans Administration to buy a new, multibillion-dollar computer system. And it had a hand in Trump’s executive order on apprenticeships, issued before the meeting. Its operational team consists of Kushner; Chris Liddell, a former chief financial officer of both Microsoft and General Motors; Reed Cordish, a former Baltimore real estate developer; and Matt Lira, a veteran Capitol Hill staffer. Liddell and Cordish share a West Wing office. Liddell has thus far focused mostly on the team’s federal IT modernization work, including the CEO summit. Cordish spends his time focused on workforce issues and upgrading the country’s physical infrastructure; according to White House officials, he’s helping to draft a major infrastructure bill that Trump is slated to propose this fall. (According to a salary list recently released by the White House, Kushner and Cordish are taking no salary, while Liddell opted for a salary of $30,000, the minimum required to get health insurance. Lira makes $115,000.) The office helped write the executive order on apprenticeships announced by Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta in mid-June. After consulting with Kushner’s team, said Shulkin, the VA would be ditching its decades-old electronic records system and adopting one just like the DoD has—without going through all the contracting rigamarole that often accompanies major federal tech projects.”


Dissolved after Trump failed to condemn White Supremacist violence in Charlottesville

Strategic and Policy Forum

Trump Ends Business Councils as CEOs Turn Against President

“Several CEOs from a manufacturing council quit this week, following blowback over Trump’s remarks about racially charged violence in Virginia on Saturday.

Pressure to leave the groups has built following a press conference Trump held in New York Tuesday where he placed partial blame for the weekend violence on demonstrators protesting a gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. A woman was killed during the event after a man rammed a car into a crowd.”While more than half a dozen CEOs have quit a manufacturing CEO group, others have said they wanted to stay on the panels in order to influence White House policy. The manufacturing council hasn’t met since February. The CEOs of Under Armour, Intel, Merck quit earlier this week. And on Wednesday, Inge Thulin, CEO of 3M left, as did Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.”  Bloomberg

 Here are the 17 executives who met with Trump for his first business advisory council Business Insider February 3, 2017

Stephen Schwarzman — Cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Blackstone

Stephen Schwarzman — Cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Blackstone

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

“chaired by Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman,”the king of private equity”, who recruited the advisory committee’s members. They include the CEOs of General Motors, JPMorgan, and Walmart. For the first meeting, the council discussed tax and trade, regulation, infrastructure, women in the workforce, education, and immigration.

Indra Nooyi — Chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi — Chairwoman and CEO of PepsiCo

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Nooyi, along with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, was assigned to the tax and trade topic for the first meeting.

The PepsiCo CEO found herself in a Trump-related fiasco following the election in November: In an interview with the New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin, Nooyi — who supported Hillary Clinton — congratulated Trump on his victory but noted that many of her employees were crying the day after his election, with minorities wondering if they would be safe in his administration. This led to a couple of viral fake-news posts and an online call to boycott Pepsi.

Paul Atkins — CEO of Patomak Global Partners and former commissioner of the SEC “Atkins — as Trump’s lead regulation advisor, outside of the committee — led the discussion on regulation, along with GM’s Barra. Atkins was the Securities and Exchange Commission’s commissioner from 2002-2008, and is a vocal opponent of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which scaled back risk-taking among America’s largest financial institutions in the wake of the financial crisis. Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would repeal the law, according to the Wall Street Journal.”

Doug McMillon — President and CEO of Walmart Stores

Mark Weinberger – CEO EYUK Careers/YouTubeWeinberger, along with fellow male CEO Doug McMillon, led the discussion of women in the workforce.”

Jamie Dimon — Chairman, president, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase

Mary Barra — Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors “Barra was put in charge of the topic of regulation, along with Patomak Global Partners CEO Paul Atkins”

Ginni RomettyChairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM “Rometty was assigned to leading the the discussion on tax and trade, along with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. She is also a member of Trump’s tech council.”

Larry Fink — Chairman and CEO of BlackRockFink led the discussion on infrastructure, along with Global Infrastructure Partners chairman Adebayo Ogunlesi. At Davos, Fink said that he expects tension between Trump and the Federal Reserve and that the administration would need to carefully navigate relationships with Japan and China, the country’s two biggest lenders. One day ahead of Friday’s business council meeting, Fink sent a memo to BlackRock staff calling for a recommitment to maintaining strong relationships with teams overseas and developing a diverse organization, during an “uncertain” and “uneasy” retreat from globalization.”

Adebayo Ogunlesi — Chairman and managing partner at Global Infrastructure Partners “Ogunlesi led the discussion on infrastructure, along with BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. The Nigerian billionaire investor has not commented publicly on his work with the Trump administration.”

Jack Welch — Former chairman and CEO of General Electric

Rich Lesser — President and CEO of the Boston Consulting Group Rich Lesser – BCG   ‘An Opportunity To Have a Voice at the Table’ Rich Lesser, 54, is the CEO of the Boston Consulting Group and a member of Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.  “Your former senior adviser Ron Nicol advises the transition team, helping the Trump government. BCG also advises a nongovernmental organization that works for Trump’s transition team. “May I share some context? We started supporting the Partnership for Public Service, the NGO you mentioned, in 2011, before the prior election.” Spiegel Online

 Jim McNerney — Former president and CEO of BoeingMcNerney, the former head of Boeing, has not spoken recently in public about his views on the Trump administration, but last March he told CNBC that he found Trump’s rhetoric around trade to be “very dangerous.”

Toby Cosgrove — President and CEO of the Cleveland ClinicPolitico reported that Cosgrove, a Vietnam War veteran, was Trump’s pick for Veterans Affairs secretary”

Kevin Warsh — Distinguished visiting fellow in economics at the Hoover Institute and former governor of the Federal Reserve SystemWarsh was the Federal Reserve’s Wall Street liaison during and after the 2008 financial crisis. He is seen as one of Trump’s potential picks to fill a Fed governor slot, according to Politico.”

Daniel Yergin — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and vice chairman of IHS MarkitYergin, an expert on energy, told Bloomberg after Trump’s election that he expected the president to reverse the progress of regulation, and that global trade needs the most concern and focus within Trump’s first 100 days.”

 WITHDREW June 1, 2017, Elon Musk — CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla Inc., chairman of Solar City, co-chairman of OpenAI-Business Insider

WITHDREWJune 1, 2017 “A few hours later, Disney chief Bob Iger followed suit, tweeting, “As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the president’s council over the Paris Agreement withdrawal.” Forbes

“CEO Bob Iger—who helped organize a fundraiser for Clinton—highlighted Trump’s promise to lower the corporate tax rate. “That’s obviously a good thing,” he said, noting that it was now “likely to be addressed sooner rather than later.” Trump has only released the sketchiest details of a plan, which calls for a reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. Last year, Disney paid $5.1 billion in taxes, at an effective rate of 34.2 percent. Trump’s proposed tax cuts would have allowed Disney to pocket nearly $3 billion more in profits.
Iger sits on Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a business roundtable formed last December that has become a flashpoint for Trump critics, who argue that by participating, companies are implicitly endorsing the administration. In February, facing a consumer revolt, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the council. But two other California members remain—Iger and Tesla’s Elon Musk—and each now faces mounting pressure to step down.” Capital and Main

Donald And The C-Suite: The CEOs Still Serving On Trump’s Advisory Councils   FORBES

WITHDREW: Travis Kalanick – Uber February 2, 2017 after Travel Ban The Guardian

WITHDREW: Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup CEO: Company said, “We are aware of the potential risks to the food system posed by climate change and continue to support the goals of the Paris Agreement. Despite the decision by the Trump Administration to exit, Campbell will continue to take action to address climate change.”

RESIGNED AUGUST 14, 2017 AFTER “UNITE THE RIGHT” Kevin Plank – Under Armour CEO : “I believe in keeping one’s word and doing everything possible to execute on our commitments. We at Under Armour are disappointed by the Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement as climate change continues to threaten our planet, our cities and our economies.” FORBES   “I love our country & company. I am stepping down from the council to focus on inspiring & uniting through power of sport. – CEO Kevin Plank” on Twitter Zero Hedge

Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi – Global Infrastructure Partners

Dissolved after Trump failed to condemn White Supremacist violence in Charlottesville

American Manufacturing Council / Manufacturing Jobs Initiative

 Bill Brown – Harris Corp
 Michael Dell – Dell Computers

Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical CEO: “[With] all the trends going on in the world generationally, we’ve got to invest in putting less carbon out into the atmosphere, and I think the United States is at the lead. So leaders don’t leave tables, leaders stay. And that’s the part that I’m disappointed at.”

John Ferriola – Nucor Corporation

Jeff Fettig – Whirlpool

Mark Fields- Former Ford Motors CEO

Alex Gorsky – Johnson & Johnson

WITHDREW  Greg Hayes – United Technologies

Marillyn Hewson – Lockheed Martin

Jeff Immelt – GE

Jim Kamsickas – Dana Inc.

Klaus Kleinfeld – Arconic Former CEO

RESIGNED AUGUST 14, 2017 Brian Krzanich – Intel CEO Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy “The CEO of computer chip maker Intel is resigning from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, bemoaning “the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues.” Brian Krzanich’s resignation comes after Saturday’s violent confrontation between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump initially bemoaned violence on “many sides,” though on Monday he described members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs.”  Chron “Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was the third businessman to quit the presidential panel Monday. He warned of the impact the nation’s tumultuous political climate will have on manufacturing.” NY Daily News

Rich Kyle – The Timken Company

Thea Lee – AFL-DIO

Mario Longhi – US Steel, Former CEO

Denise Morrison – Campbell Soup

Dennis Muilenburg – Boeing

Doug Oberhelman – Caterpiller

Scott Paul – Alliance for American Man

Michael Polk – Newell Brands

Mark Sutton – International Paper

Inge Thulin – 3M

Richard Tumka – AFL-CIO

Wendell Weeks – Corning

RESIGNED AUGUST 14, 2017 AFTER “UNITE THE RIGHT”: Merck Kenneth C. Frazier, one of the few African American CEOs in the Fortune 500…The chief executive of Merck said Monday in a tweet that he was resigning from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, saying he was doing so “as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience” and that “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal.” Within an hour after the statement was first issued, Trump tweeted his response. “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!” Washington Post


Washington Post, August 5, 2016

Stephen Feinberg

Thomas J Barrack Jr.

Howard M. Lorber

John Paulson

David Malpass

Stephen M. Calk

Harold Hamm

Dan DiMicco


Andy Beal

Stephen Moore

Peter Navarro