White House Loses Another Advisory Council

The infrastructure council hadn't even started yet
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2017 6:39 PM CDT
President Trump disbanded a third advisory council Thursday in the continuing fallout from his comments on Charlottesville.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – It's been a bad week for President Trump's various councils. After disbanding his Strategic and Policy Forum and Manufacturing Council on Wednesday in the wake of fallout from his response to white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Charlottesville, Trump shuttered a third council Thursday before it had even started, the Guardian reports. Trump created the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure via executive order July 19. It was supposed to advise him on his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. On Thursday, a White House spokesperson said the council, which was "still being formed," will no longer "move forward." (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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