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Remaining Members Of Presidential Arts Commission Resign In Protest Of Trump’s Charlottesville Response

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Remaining Members Of Presidential Arts Commission Resign In Protest Of Trump’s Charlottesville Response




The remaining members of Trump’s presidential arts and humanities commission have announced that they are all quitting, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The commission members, which advise the president on issues including education and business, included representatives from Broadway, Hollywood, and the arts and entertainment community, including actor Kal Penn, director George Wolfe, artist Chuck Close and others.

Some of the members from the Obama administration resigned from the commission immediately after Trump won the election, but others decided to stay on until Trump appointed their successor, reports The Hill.

In the wake of Trump’s widely condemned response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, at least a dozen CEOs of prominent companies resigned from several of the president’s advisory councils in the past week forcing Trump to dissolve two other advisory boards and scrap plans for a third.



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