In the wake of the hateful protest in Charlottesville that turned bloody and left one woman dead, President Trump has finally placed blame by name.
For a politician who is so quick to specifically address all who oppose him, the POTUS was noticeably ambiguous when he commented on the violence. ‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”
After much scrutiny from the left, right and everyone with a drop of common sense, Trump took a firmer position saying “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
For Merck’s chief executive, Kenneth C. Frazier, it was too little too late. The noted pharmaceutical CEO resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday citing that the death of 32-year old Heather Heyer was not committed by “many sides“.
“America’s leaders must honor our fundamental views by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal,” he said via a tweet posted from Merck’s official Twitter Account.
Naturally, the president took to Twitter to address Frazier withdrawing from the committee stating “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”.
This is not the first time Donald’s stance or lack thereof has left his appointed business leaders to flee. So far Elon Musk of Tesla, Bob Iger of Disney and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs have all exited presidential councils.
Also, we are curious to know why no one has mentioned that Trump Winery, the largest vineyard in Virginia, is also located in Charlottesville?
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