Risky Business for C.E.O.s: An Invitation From Trump


From left, Virginia Rometty, chief of IBM; Indra Nooyi, chief of PepsiCo; Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief of the Blackstone Group; President Donald J. Trump; Mary Barra, chief of General Motors; Gary Cohn, chief economic adviser to President Trump; and Doug McMillon, chief of Walmart, during a meeting of the president’s forum of business leaders this month. CreditAl Drago/The New York Times

For the nation’s top executives, a summons to the White House has long been a much-coveted honor.

Now, less than a month into President Trump’s administration, it’s become something to be ducked, at least for some.

As the Dallas Mavericks’ owner, Mark Cuban, told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “It’s a tough situation for C.E.O.s. You want to make nice with the president because you’re a public company and you have shareholders, and it’s hard to balance doing the right financial thing versus doing what they think is the right thing, whatever your political beliefs are.”…

Risky Business for C.E.O.s: An Invitation From Trump

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