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What Elon Musk shows us about the struggles of CEOs in Trump’s AmericaThe Washington Post (February 9, 2017)

Realistically, most chief executives cannot afford to rebuff the White House even if they disagree with Trump’s policies, said John Mayo, executive director at Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy. Ultimately, the upheaval in governance and policymaking that his administration has ushered in creates a tremendous business opportunity that executives would be remiss to pass up, Mayo said. “There is simply nothing to be gained from sitting on the sidelines,” Mayo said. “That leaves the fate of your business and industry to others to decide.”