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Markets Make Slight Drop After Trump Disbands Business Council

Markets declined slightly after President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his plan to disband the White House CEO Advisory Board and the Strategic and Policy Forum.

After the news, all three major indices declined somewhat but remained in the green for the day. The Dow is currently up by 0.1 percent after being up by as much as 0.64 percent.

The S&P 500 is up by 0.1 percent after being up by 0.4 percent, and the Nasdaq remains up by 0.1 percent after being up by 0.4 percent.

Trump announced via Twitter Wednesday that he is ending the business council of top corporate leaders.

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump said.

The decision came Wednesday when Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group and a close ally of Trump, organized a conference call for members of the Strategic and Policy Forum to discuss how best to move forward.

Following multiple resignations this week from other members of the president’s council, it was decided to abandon the group altogether, The New York Times reported.

The decision to abandon both councils came less than a week after the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.

White nationalists protesting the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue clashed with counter-protesters Saturday, and one woman was killed and several other people were injured when a white nationalist ran over them with his car.

The president has been criticized for his insufficient response to the violence, after he blamed “many sides” for the rally.

Trump disavowed hate groups Monday during a brief speech at the White House, where he specifically rebuked neo-nazis and white nationalist groups in response to the alt-right rally.

“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said.