Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier left President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council Monday due to the President’s failure to condemn white supremacy after violence broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA and a car was rammed into counter-protesters leaving one dead.
In a statement on Twitter Frazier stated that he felt a responsiblity to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.
— Merck (@Merck) August 14, 2017
President Trump took to twitter to respond to the news of Frazier’s departure.
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Prior to his departure, Frazier was the only African American member of Trump’s Manufacturing council.