The Capitol Hill riots on January 6 in the United States not only led to the resignation of several White House officials and “cut off the seats” of President Trump, but also caused some business tycoons who once supported Trump to defect.
Due to Trump’s policies to promote economic growth and low taxes, Dan Eberhardt, CEO of Canary, a Denver-based drilling service company, admitted that he had always expressed patience with Trump’s “absurdness”.
He also donated $100,000 to political organizations that supported Trump and helped raise an additional $600,000.
However, after seeing the riots in Parliament on January 6, he told the Financial Times, “I’ve had enough.
I don’t want my mother to think that even I participated.”
The Financial Times reported that “In the last few weeks of Trump’s term, there were few mainstream business leaders in the United States supporting him.
But after the Capitol Hill riots, even the most loyal supporters began to alienate Trump.”
Su Shimin, founder of Blackstone Group in the United States, is Trump’s strongest supporter on Wall Street.
After the election results of last November, he also defended the president’s right to question the election results.
But after the January 6 riots, he condemned Trump for inciting violence and urged a “peaceful transition of power”.
The National Manufacturers Association (NAM), one of the most influential business groups in the United States, also called on Vice President Pence to consider removing Trump on the 7th.
The organization provided Trump with a lot of campaign funds.
According to the Financial Times, the analysis believes that the Capitol Hill riots triggered by Trump will be a test of social commitment to American business groups.
Despite a traditional “revolving door” between the White House and American companies (after former government officials acted as lobbyists, they used their links with the government to obtain special benefits for the groups they represented – editor’s note), few companies were willing to hire senior members of the Trump administration.
Some corporate executives believe that American companies should make it clear that the president’s senior aides will not have the opportunity to be hired in the future.