Trump leaves corporate America hanging

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Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's on-again, off-again relationship with corporate America was on full display this week as he sparred publicly with the country's most powerful business lobby over his rinse-and-repeat use of tariffs -- and then welcomed top executives to the White House to plead with him in person.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon met with White House officials to discuss trade issues on Friday, a White House spokesman confirmed to CNN, part of a broader meeting with the Business Roundtable, which includes top executives from some of the biggest companies in the country, including Apple and Amazon. Apple CEO Tim Cook was at the White House the day before.

But despite powerful chief executives airing concerns --- both privately and publicly -- the President has shown no willingness to heed their advice, leaving them watching from the sidelines as he engages in trade spats with China and traditional US allies like Mexico, Japan and the European Union.

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