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Trump Lashes out at CEO for Resigning from Advisory Council
Merck’s Kenneth Frazier stepped down after Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Kenneth Frazier joined President Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Advisory Council in January (Saul/AFP/Getty Images file photo)

Hours after Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck Pharma, announced he was stepping down from the President’s Manufacturing Council, President Donald J. Trump hit back on Twitter.

Frazier’s resignation came two days after violence broke out at a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a statement Monday morning, Frazier said he felt “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”