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Walmart CEO: President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence Was a Missed Opportunity

August 15, 2017, 8:05 PM UTC
MAD MONEY -- Pictured: Doug McMillong, CEO of Wal-Mart, in an interview on October 14, 2015 -- (Photo by: Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is criticizing President Donald Trump’s initial response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a white supremacist rally.

But McMillon appears willing to stay on a panel of informal corporate advisers for the president.

He says in a note to Walmart employees that “(We) too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.”

But McMillion says the president’s later condemnation of racism was a “step in the right direction.”