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Three days after Election Day, CEOs of major US companies met privately to talk about what they would do if President Donald Trump refuses to leave the White House.

More than 24 CEOs participated in an hour-long video conference on November 6 to discuss taking possible collective action should Trump’s ongoing refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden become a threat to democracy, AP reported Friday.

The business leaders were from Fortune 500 finance, manufacturing, retail, and media companies, according to Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale management professor who convened the November 6 meeting, per AP.

Sonnenfeld wouldn’t identify the CEOs because they attended the conference under the condition that their names remained confidential.

The executives agreed Trump had the right to pursue legal challenges alleging voter fraud, Sonnenfeld said.

But the CEOs discussed making public statements if Trump tried to disrupt a peaceful transition to Biden, he said. They also talked about putting pressure on GOP legislators in their states who may try to redirect Electoral College votes to Trump, he said. 

Trump has asked aides about a plan to remain in office by subverting the Electoral College, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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