More CEO’s Step Down From Trump’s Council

President Donald Trump

Three chief executives serving on the President’s Manufacturing Council stepped down because Trump failed to properly denounce white supremacism which led to the Charlottesville attack several days ago. As a response, Trump took to Twitter to criticize one of the CEO’s.

Trump’s initial reaction to the attack was to denounce hatred and bigotry that led to the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of dozens more when a white supremacist plowed his Dodge into a group of liberal protesters.

Days later, the President condemned groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazi, but liberals weren’t pleased. Critics noted that condemning the said groups would alienate a large portion of Trump’s base. I don’t see why that’s a problem but, whatever.

One of the CEO’s that decided to quit the President’s Council designed to prop up the American manufacturing was Merck’s chief executive Kenneth C. Frazier, who voiced disgruntlement in a written statement.

He underlined that America’s strength should stem from diversity and the acceptance of men and women of different faiths and political views. Frazier indirectly blasted Trump for failing to “clearly reject” any cases of group supremacy.

As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

Frazier wrote in a company blog post.

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank also stepped down from the council, saying that the company would rather stay focused on “innovation and sports, not politics.” Plank thinks sports should promote inclusion, diversity, and unity.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stepped down as well because “many in Washington” are more focused on attacking all people that disagree with their views than standing up for equality.

Trump was obviously furious about the resignations since he criticized Merck for its “rip-off drug prices”:

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