Trump Disbands Advisory Councils as CEOs Flee
Merck, Under Armor and Intel chief executives departed earlier this week

President Donald Trump has decided to shut down two White House advisory councils.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is disbanding two White House advisory councils following the resignation of several members.

That came after chief executives for Merck, Under Armor and Intel announced they all would be leaving the President’s American Manufacturing Council over Trump’s response to the violence that broke out shortly before a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and the Klu Klux Klan, had gathered to oppose plans to remove a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. 

VA Secretary Won't Apologize
Ryan: GOP caucus 'dumbfounded' by theme park analogy

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald refused Tuesday to apologize for his comments comparing wait times for military veterans at government-run medical facilities to those at Disney theme parks.  

McDonald told MSNBC he is focused on the entire experience of former military personnel at VA-run facilities rather than just wait times for health care.