Half of the CEOs, business execs, government officials and academics surveyed at the annual Yale CEO Summit give Trump an “F” for his first 130 days in office, according to CNN Money.
The survey, released earlier this week, found that another 21% give Trump’s performance a “D” so far and just 1% of the 125 leaders polled awarded the Trump an “A.”
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the Yale School of Management professor who led the summit, said the overarching message from the CEOs to Trump is: “Stop the random 3 a.m. tweets and stop the needless brushfires diverting from the agenda.”
CNN Money adds:
Sonnenfeld noted that 80% of those surveyed are CEOs, including Blackstone (BX) CEO Steve Schwarzman and IBM (IBM, Tech30) boss Ginni Rometty, who sit on Trump’s advisory council and Merck (MRK) CEO Ken Frazier, a member of the president’s manufacturing initiative. (Individual responses by each CEO were not released.)
“This was not a granola-eating crowd of Democrat entrepreneurs. It’s a cross-section of the business community, including some who are quite pro-Trump,” he said.