Strategic and Policy Forum

The President's Strategic and Policy Forum was a business forum created by the U.S. President Donald Trump to give the president perspectives from business leaders on how to create jobs and improve growth for the U.S. economy. It consisted of 16 members chaired by Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder of private equity firm The Blackstone Group, and started holding gatherings in February 2017.[1]

Following the withdrawal of several members, on August 16, 2017 Trump disbanded the Strategic and Policy Forum as well as the American Manufacturing Council.[2][3]


Former members of the forum:[4]

* Resigned prior to dissolution.

Resignations and disbandmentEdit

Prior to its dissolution, a number of members had resigned, including Elon Musk (protesting against the withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement),[5] Travis Kalanick,[6][7] Bob Iger, Ken Frazier, Brian Krzanich, Kevin Plank, Stephen Schwarzman and Jamie Dimon. Most of the resignations were in protest of President Trump's statements regarding the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.[8]

On August 16, 2017, following five members' resignations, President Trump announced via Twitter he was disbanding the forum.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Trump Taps Steve Schwarzman, Jamie Dimon And Mary Barra For Advice On Job Creation, Growth". Forbes.
  2. ^ a b Gelles, David; Thomas, Landon, Jr.; Kelly, Kate (August 16, 2017). "Trump Ends C.E.O. Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband". The New York Times. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Business councils disband over Trump remarks". BBC News. August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Feloni, Richard. "Here are the 17 executives who met with Trump for his first business advisory council". Business Insider. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ "President-Elect Trump Announces Additional Members of President's Strategic and Policy Forum". Donald Trump presidential transition official website. December 14, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Milliken, Grennan (2016-12-14). "Trump Critic Elon Musk Chosen for Presidential Advisory Team". Motherboard. Vice Media LLC. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  7. ^ Isaac, Mike (February 2, 2017). "Uber C.E.O. to Leave Trump Advisory Council After Criticism". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Edelman, Adam; Ruhle, Stephanie (August 17, 2017). "Trump Dissolves Business Advisory Councils as CEOs Quit". NBC News. Retrieved August 17, 2017.