No. They don’t.
One of the things that has most struck us as odd during the 2020 election is the number of people voting against their economic interests by backing Joe Biden. He’s a Democrat; he’s said he wants to raise taxes on corporations; he has said he will reverse many of President Trump’s economic and trade policies; he is championing Green New Deal and other climate change policies that are going to decimate gross domestic product; he admitted during debates he wants to ban the fracking industry.
So, given all of this, why in the world would Fortune 500 CEOs pledge to ‘intervene’ if Biden, the economy killer, isn’t installed in the White House on Jan. 20?
We have no idea. But that’s what CBS News is reporting:
Only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Donald Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, but in private, many are alarmed and talking about what collective action would be necessary if they see an imminent threat to democracy.
On November 6, more than two dozen CEOs of major U.S. corporations took part in a video conference to discuss what to do if Mr. Trump refuses to leave office or takes other steps to stay in power beyond the scheduled January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. On Saturday Mr. Biden was declared the election winner by The Associated Press and other news organizations.
Fact check: News organizations don’t get to determine who the president-elect is; electors do that, and they are chosen by states. (Related: Trump attorney Sidney Powell declares the Kraken was already RELEASED… and the results are just beginning to emerge.)
In any event, the CEOs “agreed that Mr. Trump had the right to pursue legal challenges alleging voter fraud” (my, that’s awfully big of them). However, they said if President Trump were to attempt to bypass the legal process or otherwise disrupts the “peaceful transfer of power” (neither of which he has threatened to do, by the way), the executives talked about going public with statements pressuring Republican lawmakers in the states who may want to award their electors to the president instead of Biden (even though it’s apparent that Biden’s ‘victory’ is fake).
“They're all fine with him taking an appeal to the court, to a judicial process. They didn't want to deny him that. But that doesn't stop the transition," said Yale Management Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who put the meeting together. "They said if that makes people feel better, it doesn't hurt anything to let that grind through.”
But we already know ‘which side’ the CEOs are on. A day after the video conference, the Business Roundtable, a group that represents America’s biggest corporations including Walmart, General Electric and Apple, issued a statement congratulating Biden and running mate Kamala Harris. The statement essentially supported what the CEOs discussed — recognizing the president’s right to file legal challenges (again, how generous of them).
That said, “There is no indication that any of these would change the outcome,” the statement said.
As for transparency, we’re not going to get any. The attendees of the video conference only participated on the condition that their identities remain hidden. Also, the attendees claimed that they had “seen no evidence” of widespread voter fraud, despite the fact that Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell claim they have so much of it that when they release it, the evidence will change the election results.
In the meantime, like the election itself, Americans have once again had their representation stolen from them, this time from the titans and captains of industry, much like we did in the 20th century.
Some things never change.
Keep up with Trump’s latest election legal challenges at VoteFraud.news.