Courtesy of Statnews.com:
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said Monday that he would step down from one of President Trump’s advisory panels, citing “a responsibility to take a stand against violence and extremism” days after a series of racist demonstrations erupted into violence.
Less than an hour after the announcement, Trump shot back on Twitter.
In a statement, Frazier said, “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.”
Trump has come under heavy criticism for failing to directly criticize the white nationalists at the center of the violent protests over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
And Trump never will. Those Nazis are his base. He can’t lose them. He doesn’t want to either because he himself is a Nazi.