Government Entity Committee on Arts and Humanities Resigns En Masse after Trump's Charlottesville Response

President Trump's Committee on Arts and Humanities, which is chaired by Melania Trump, has resigned en masse following the dissolution of Trump's business, manufacturing and infrastructure advisory councils.

This development raises the question: Trump had an arts and humanities advisory committee?

In fact, the group was assembled under President Obama's administration and had never actually convened since President Trump assumed office. Unlike the other committees that disappeared this week, however, the arts and humanities advisory committee was an actual government entity rather than just an informal assemblage.

The resignation statement was signed by all members of the committee, which included painter and photographer Chuck Close and novelist Jhumpa Lahiri.