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Merck CEO Resigns From American Manufacturing Council

21 Août 2017

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is distancing himself from the president by giving up his seat on the White House's American Manufacturing Council.

Plank, CEO of Under Armour, announced his resignation from the council on Twitter, saying.

Frazier was hailed as a hero in a Fortune commentary, "Ken Frazier: The Strongest Man in the World", for leaving the business council on the Monday following Trump's initial comments. And General Electric said in a statement that it had "no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism" while adding that Jeff Immelt, the company's chairman and recently retired chief executive, would also continue to advise the president.

Trump immediately hit back, but made no reference to Frazier's comments on values, instead revisiting a longstanding gripe about expensive medicines.

But McMillon, whose business has customers on all sides of the political spectrum, plans to stay on a separate Trump advisory panel and said that the president's follow-up remarks on Monday that named white supremacists were a step in the right direction.

That follows the wave of negative reaction to Trump's remarks regarding Charlottesville, Va., where one person was killed and 19 injured after a auto plowed into a group protesting a white supremacist rally over the weekend.

Merck's Frazier, who is black, did not name Trump or criticise him directly in a statement posted on the drug company's Twitter account, but the rebuke was implicit. After Charlottesville, Plank's association with the White House because untenable for Under Armour's brand. "Being on a presidential council never guarantees that your policies are going to get carried out, but it probably guarantees that you'll be heard before anybody else".

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Falwell was an early supporter of Trump's candidacy, and Trump has appointed him to chair a U.S. Falwell said people merely misunderstood the president.

A man drove his auto into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, killing a young woman and injuring 19.

The CEO of the nation's third largest pharmaceutical company is resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council citing "a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism".

Members of Trump's own party have called on the president to condemn Saturday's killing of a woman who had been protesting white supremacists as an act of domestic terrorism. Instead, he said "many sides" contributed to the violence, where one woman was killed and 19 people wounded after a neo-Nazi sympathizer plowed his sports auto into a crowd of demonstrators.

Now, others are pushing for more executives to refuse to serve President Donald Trump after what many believe to be an inadequate response to a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead and dozens injured. We should honor-not attack-those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values.

"I'd guess that they hoped their departures wouldn't garner as much attention later at night, and it's commonly witnessed on social media that backlash is greatest for the first deviation away from the expected".

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, left both of the aforementioned councils in June after the USA withdrew from the Paris Agreement regarding climate change.

Others on the White House American Manufacturing Council include top executives from Boeing, Dell Technologies and Dow Chemical. Musk also left the manufacturing council.

Merck CEO Resigns From American Manufacturing Council