JPMorgan chief faces AGM backlash on Trump

Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon has faced investor anger at the bank’s AGM this week as shareholders attack his ties to the Trump administration.

Dimon is part of Trump’s strategic and policy forum, which is focussed the administration’s economic agenda.

But shareholders at the AGM in Delaware argued Dimon needed to publicly disavow a number of Trump’s controversial policies, including his curbs on immigration from predominantly Muslim countries and his calls to build a wall with Mexico, the Financial Times reports.

Dimon responded that as the US president Trump was “the pilot flying the aeroplane”.

“I’d try to help any president of the US because I’m a patriot. That does not mean I agree with every policy he is trying to implement.”

The backlash continued as Dimon attempted to lighten the mood with one shareholder telling him that it was “not