Unsurprisingly, the president’s initial non-response — a vague tweet condemning “hate” instead of denouncing white nationalism — caused a whole lot of backlash, which POTUS continued to stay silent for. That is, until Big Pharma mogul Ken Frazier publicly resigned from the American Manufacturing Council — and you better believe that got Trump talking!
On Monday, the Merck CEO released a statement announcing his resignation to take “a stand against intolerance and extremism.”
But before the president got to denouncing the neo-Nazis and the KKK rallying in the name of white supremacy, he jumped at the opportunity to lash out at Frazier, who is black, with a boardroom-style dig, writing:
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Frazier is the latest executive to step down from one of the president’s advisory councils.
Now, Trump’s questionable response has cost him the head of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Read Fraizer’s Trump-bashing resignation statement (below).