While President Barack Obama, defeated 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump have all called for unity, PepsiCo CEO and chairperson Indra Nooyi has instead chosen to stir the pot.
She did so Thursday at the New York Times DealBook Conference in Manhattan by issuing unnecessary attacks on her future president.
“How dare you talk about women that way!” she exclaimed in a statement at the conference, referencing comments Trump made while on the campaign trail and in an old “Access Hollywood” tape leaked last month.
“If we don’t nip this in the bud, it is going to be a lethal force in society,” she added, as reported by Forbes.
Was such caustic criticism really necessary? Even President Obama had reportedly promised Wednesday to “root for” Trump and essentially let bygones be bygones, according to The New York Times.