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Corporate group urges officials consider Trump's removal 'to preserve democracy' By Reuters

Corporate group urges officials consider Trump's removal 'to preserve democracy' By Reuters
Corporate group urges officials consider Trump's removal 'to preserve democracy'

National Association of Manufacturers Chief Executive Jay Timmons said Trump "incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy.Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Chief Executive Tim Cook said "those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden’s administration." JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ) Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said: "Our elected leaders have a responsibility to call for an end to the violence, accept the results, and, as our democracy has for hundreds of years, support the peaceful transition of power." Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX ) Chief Executive Steve Schwarzman, a Trump ally, said in a statement: "The insurrection that followed the President’s remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as Americans.

" Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an internal message reported earlier by Axios and confirmed by a company official that "we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first." General Motors (NYSE: GM ) Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Twitter that "the violence at the U.

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