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Donald Trump Condemns CEO for Standing Up to Racism, But Still Won't Condemn Actual Racists

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 14, 2017 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 14, 2017 |


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Briefly: Ken Frazier — who is the chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. — said today that he would step down from one of President Trump’s advisory panels, citing “a responsibility to take a stand against violence and extremism.”

“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.

And while Donald Trump still has not condemned white supremacy, or put a name to that evil, he has used Twitter this morning to attack Ken Frazier for standing up for his values and standing against violence and extremism.

Drug prices, Donald? Really? That’s where you want to go this morning? You want to attack a man for standing up against racism, and yet, you still will not disavow Nazis?

You just keep digging that hole, Donny. All you’re doing is proving to this country exactly who you are, and exactly who it is you stand with.



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