Trump lashes out after Merck CEO resigns over president’s Charlottesville remarks

August 14, 2017 GMT

By Staff

Merck CEO and chairman, Kenneth Frazier, a Philadelphia native, announced on Monday morning that he is resigning from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s muted response to the white nationalism that fueled a deadly rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

“America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal,” Frazier said in a statement Monday morning. “As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism”

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