The president should offer an apology for his lack of political skill, but not his principles.
Candidate Trump had no qualms calling out Islamic terror and rightly criticized Democrats when they failed to do so. President Trump is as inarticulate as any president of my lifetime, but no one can credibly state that he has a racist bone in his body.
Imagine the left’s outcry if Republicans had a confirmed KKK member as a U.S. senator as the Democrats had in Robert Byrd. However, the CEOs who resigned to protest the president’s comments revealed that they place politics over country as unashamedly as any politician. Those positions were offered to them so that they could provide expertise in matters that might improve America’s future. They were not political positions. They were asked to serve America.
Their abandonment of that opportunity shows that they are willing to prioritize partisan politics over the country’s welfare. These CEOs should be condemned — not praised.