Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, has resigned from US president Donald Trump's manufacturing council following Trump's less than fullsome denunciation of the neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
Krzanich is the third member of the council to resign over the recent Charlottesville demonstrations following Kevin Plank of Under Armor and Kenneth Frazier of Merck.
Trump has faced broad-based criticism for failing to explicitly denounce the violence from far right groups in the wake of Saturday's marches and, when finally doing so, looking like it had been forced from him.
Krzanich said in a blog post: "I have already made clear my abhorrence at the recent hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville, and earlier today I called on all leaders to condemn the white supremacists and their ilk who marched and committed violence.
"I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them. We should honour - not attack - those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values. I hope this will change, and I remain willing to serve when it does."
He added: "I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."
Trump has already taken credit for an agreement to restart work on Fab 42, an Intel fabrication plant that was mothballed in the Obama era.
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