Merck CEO Ken Frazier Resigns from Trump Council as a “Matter of Personal Conscience”

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Merck CEO Ken Frazier Resigns from Trump Council as a “Matter of Personal Conscience” [Photo Credit: Wikipedia]
Merck CEO Ken Frazier resigns from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council in protest of Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counter protester and two police officers dead and 19 injured.

Frazier wrote in a tweet: “As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

Of course, Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter. Again, he failed to specifically condemn the white supremacists, but has no qualms about attacking others. The white supremacists celebrated his “many sides” response to the hate-fueled violence.

Trump tweeted:  “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”

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