Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger is reportedly skipping a meeting President Donald Trump had assembled for corporate leaders amid criticism of his executive order halting immigration and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.
The Hollywood Reporter said Iger's participation was criticized by some in the company, "especially animators."
A company board meeting had been previously set for Friday, the same day as the White House meeting, THR reported. Iger did not comment about his absence, the Huffington Post reported.
Deadline reported Iger was never formally included on the list of attendees, but it was assumed he would go since he is one of the CEOs on the President's Strategic and Policy Forum.
The meeting will bring more than a dozen executives from the forum to the White House to discuss Trump's economic policy plans.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, another forum member, resigned Thursday after coming under heavy criticism.
Iger, a frequent Democratic donor who co-hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last summer, has described the advisory group as nonpartisan, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"I welcome the chance to be part of the important discussions about the most effective ways to grow jobs and expand economic opportunity in America," he had said in a statement.
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