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Trump Attacks Black Merck CEO for Denouncing White Supremacists

Donald Trump and Kenneth Frazier at the White House on Feb. 23.

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Kenneth Frazier is the CEO of the Merck pharmaceutical company and was until Monday a member of a group called the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Frazier, who is black, resigned from the council Monday morning in a statement that alluded to Donald Trump’s already-infamous claim that “many sides” were responsible for the deadly violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

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Trump responded in less than an hour with an attack unrelated to the issue at hand:

Leadership!

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