‘He Needs to Evolve’: Ex-American Airlines CEO Says He’s ‘Profoundly Distressed’ by Trump’s Tweets

Towards the end of an interview on CNBC today, former American Airline CEO Robert Crandall was asked about the tweeting habits of President Donald Trump and how they may create unnecessary controversies.

While acknowledging that Trump won the election and thus gets to kind of “set the rules,” Crandall stated that it concerns him that Trump is publicly going after companies.

“I am profoundly distressed by a guy sitting in the White House sending out tweets excoriating a company for throwing out Ivanka’s fashion items that do not sell,” the ex-airline chief said, referencing Trump’s critical tweet of Nordtrom.

“That is not appropriate,” he added. “Now he needs to evolve. He’s now the President of the United States. And as the President of the United States he needs to behave differently than a guy running a business.”

Earlier today, Trump took to Twitter to attack Sen. Richard Bluemnthal (D-CT), CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

Watch the clip above, via CNBC.

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