It took Donald John Trump several hours to say something publicly about the riot in Charlottesville, Va.
His remarks missed by a mile. Then Kenneth Frazier resigned from the President’s Manufacturing Council in protest over the tone of the president’s remarks on the riots. They didn’t go far enough, Frazier said. The president needed to condemn the racists and neo-Nazis who provoked the riot.
So, the Merck CEO quit the president’s council.
You can read Frazier’s remarks here.
How long did it take for Trump to respond to Ken Frazier’s resignation? Hardly no time at all.
He tweeted this: “now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”
OK, did I mention that Kenneth Frazier is African-American? Oh, wait! I just did.
There you go. I believe we have just witnessed another remarkable demonstration of the president’s lack of character.
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