The CEO of German industrial giant Siemens says that President Donald Trump is becoming a symbol of intolerance following his attacks on four female members of Congress.
“I find it depressing that the most important political office in the world is turning into the face of racism and exclusion,” Joe Kaeser said Saturday on Twitter.
Kaeser’s remarks are the most prominent criticism from the business world in reaction to Trump’s rally last week in North Carolina. The US president attacked Somali-born Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and the crowd chanted “Send her back! Send her back!”
he rally followed a series of racist tweets in which Trump suggested that four minority congresswomen “go back” to their home countries. Three were born in America and all four are US citizens.
Kaeser suggested that Trump’s attacks do not reflect the America he knows. He worked as chief financial officer of Siemens Microelectronics in San Jose, California, during the 1990s.
“I lived in the USA for many years and experienced freedom, tolerance and openness as never before,” he said in his Twitter (post. )