Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier Leaves President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council Following The President’s Failure To Condemn White Supremacist

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.

President Trump took to twitter to respond to the news of Frazier’s departure.

Prior to his departure, Frazier was the only African American member of Trump’s Manufacturing council.

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