Business leaders hesitate to take White House meetings: report

Business leaders hesitate to take White House meetings: report
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Business leaders are thinking twice about their relationship with businessman-turned-President Trump, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The paper says business leaders are becoming aware that their influence on the president is limited.


Despite appearing to be in his element when surrounded by businessmen, the president has struggled with the community as of late.

The president bucked many business industry leaders and influencers in June when he pulled the U.S. from the Paris climate deal.

Business leaders appear to be losing hope in overhauling the corporate tax code, due to a lack of consensus between the White House and lawmakers.

However, the White House has reached agreement with the business community on some issues. The president honored the community’s wishes when he began to roll back parts of Dodd-Frank, backed the Export-Import Bank and moved away from ending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The Journal’s report comes a day before tech executives gather at the White House to discuss methods that can be used to modernize government.

The heads of Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Google will be present, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be noticeably absent after he quit his role in White House business counsels, citing Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.