CEO of Merck Resigns from Trump’s Manufacturing Council After Charlottesville

Merck CEO Ken Frazier resigned from the president's manufacturing council this morning. Frazier is one of the few Black CEOs of a major American corporation and was the only Black member of the manufacturing council. "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal," Frazier said in a statement. "As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism." Trump almost immediately hit Frazier this morning tweeting, “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!” Business Insider has more.

Brenda Arredondo