Merck CEO Resigns From Trump's Manufacturing Council Over "Hatred, Bigotry, & Group Supremacy"

Merck CEO Ken Frazier has resigned from the President's Manufacturing Council as a "matter of personal conscience" following Trump's apparent lack of rejection of "expressions of hatred, bigotry, and group supremacy."

Statement from Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer, Merck:

"I am resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council.

 

Our country's strength stems from its diversity and the contributions made by men and women of different faiths, races, sexual orientations and political beliefs.

 

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.

 

As CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience, I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

Frazier's comments were released via Twitter:

Given the White House's clarification this move seems more excuse than 'personal decision', but certyainly offers up some serious virtue signaling. Who will be next to leave?

Here’s the full list of members on the new manufacturing council:

  • Andrew Liveris, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Bill Brown, Harris Corporation
  • Michael Dell, Dell Technologies
  • John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation
  • Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company
  • Ken Frazier, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson
  • Greg Hayes, United Technologies Corp.
  • Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Jeff Immelt, General Electric
  • Jim Kamsickas, Dana Inc.
  • Klaus Kleinfleld, Arconic
  • Brian Krzanich, Intel Corporation
  • Rich Kyle, The Timken Company
  • Thea Lee, AFL-CIO
  • Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel
  • Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company
  • Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing
  • Elon Musk, Tesla
  • Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar
  • Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing
  • Kevin Plank, Under Armour
  • Michael Polk, Newell Brands
  • Mark Sutton, International Paper
  • Inge Thulin, 3M
  • Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • Wendel Weeks, Corning

Comments

tmosley MagicHandPuppet Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:11 Permalink

In other news, GoDaddy just gave in to antifa pressure and dropped The Daily Stormer. They fucked up big time, as now the leftist fucks are asking why they ever allowed them to use their service in the first place, and everyone on the right is pissed off at them too. They will lose everyone that is even remotely political.The moral of the story is, never give in to the left. Give them an inch, and they'll eat your arm right off your shoulder.

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knukles yomutti2 Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:47 Permalink

This is a Prime Example, text book, of a CEO letting his personal political biases reflect upon his business policies.Never mix the two.Back when things were not quite so fucked up, a CEO who pulled this shit would be on his way out as a danger to shareholders.  Piss on the President, the government will piss on you.Pissing on you means pissing on your company.Good jobYou just screwed Merck's shareholders.You just breached your Fiduciary responsibility to your shareholders.

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jcaz knukles Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:36 Permalink

Someone needs to remind Kenny that- as CEO- his personal views on anything don't matter.If Kenny had attended a real business school- instead of clearly been herded thru as the token- he'd be fully aware of this reality.Let's see if board members and major shareholder grow a spine here,  or just back down in fear of not being PC and firing his dumb ass.

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Big Creek Rising tmosley Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:41 Permalink

So, a baker must bake a cake for sodomist and carpet muncher "weddings", even if such unions violate the baker's religious beliefs, but ISPs don't have to serve organizations that are out of favor with politically correct unemployed rable-rousing Soros-funded morons?I guess libtards think equal opportunity is only for them.

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RagnarRedux FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:19 Permalink

"It's not hard ... condemn neo-nazi's ... announce the KKK has no place in America in 2017..."At the current rates of black/minority on white crime, any kind of collective defense group for whites is warranted. By the way, blacks kill twice as many (2X) other blacks EVERY YEAR than the KKK did in almost 90 years of judicial/extrajudicial action. The Color Of Crime: FBI And Bureau Of Justice Racial Crime Data

  • In 2013, of the approximately 660,000 crimes of interracial violence that involved blacks and whites, blacks were the perpetrators 85 percent of the time. This meant a black person was 27 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. A Hispanic was eight times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa.
  • If New York City were all white, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent.
  • In an all-white Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.

https://www.amren.com/archives/reports/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-…NYPD: 89% Of All Crime In NYC Is Nonwhitehttps://bbs.dailystormer.com/t/new-york-city-89-of-all-crime-committed-…Daily Black On White Violent Crimeshttp://www.newnation.org/NNN-Black-on-White.htmlBlack On Elderly White Violent Attacks (2011-2012)http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-blacks-attack-old-white-peopl…

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HRH Feant2 (not verified) RagnarRedux Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:35 Permalink

Or just watch Colin Flaherty / Colin Patrick Flaherty. He has two channels (in case one gets flagged or shut down) and posts new videos of black violence almost every day. Like here, his comments section is excellent.

Or you could read his books, "White Girl Bleed a Lot" and "Don't Make the Black Kids Angry."

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chubbar FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:11 Permalink

So this guy (likely an affirmative action placement) resigns over specific charges but offers no details on specific incidents that happened to him? This is nothing more than political grandstanding. Either he tells us exactly what,when and who with regard to specific incidents that would reflect his charges or he shuts the fuck up and realizes what a little fucking tool he is. Christ, it's like these libtards have no affinity for telling the truth. What an asshole this guy is.

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besnook The Wizard Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:37 Permalink

rants like that endanger the survival of sarcasm.unbelievable! it has to be sarcasm. she's late on her first day of work and is surprised she is fired after arrogantly(and foolishly) telling her new boss she was out partying and then feels wronged enough to protest like that won't encourage some deep belly laughter. that video has to be sarcasm.

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Kidbuck besnook Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:42 Permalink

Nope, the video doesn't strike me as unrepresentitive of many girls I've worked with. (Call them girls no matter their age to really piss them off.) Throw in the single mom excuses and the car won't start excuses and the dog to the vet excuses and the boss raised his voice excuse and (I shit you not, this really happened to me) the boss called someone a dickhead in a private conversation over the phone and then he wouldn't apoligize to the secratary who was evesdropping, and we're getting close to realism.

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Vageling FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:15 Permalink

Another racist gone. Who cares. We all know what their double speak for "diversity" is. As for denouncing? I don't hear people demand denouncing Antifa. Moar double standards. Ofcourse you have the comprehension skills of a mentally handicapped person. Didn't he condemn both sides? Oh... the horror! Hypocrite. Both of these sides are scum. 

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osolomio FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

hes a murderer of young girlsClass Action Lawsuit Against Gardasil Vaccine Filed in ColombiaAugust 13, 2017 5:26 pmThe Reconstruando Esperanza Association, made up of victims of the Human Papillomavirus HPV vaccine, will sue the pharmaceutical multinational Merck Sharp & Dohme for "the damages caused to the life and health" of hundreds of women and girls. The class action lawsuit against the multinational Merck Sharp & Dohme, which produces the drug Gardasil, warns that the amount of damages caused is 490 billion pesos (approximately $30.5 million). Mónica León del Río, representative of the association, said that "the approximate group of victims of Gardasil that make up the demand is 700 girls, adolescents and Colombian women, affected by the recombinant quadrivalent vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus, Types 6, 11, 16 and 18, Gardasil." The association is calling for compensation for the damage allegedly due to the vaccine, mainly symptoms that affect the immune and neurologic systems, and also is calling for a declaration that the vaccine is unsafe.Read More...

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Trivictus FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:21 Permalink

He did.  Didn't you see David Dukes tweetstorm tearing trump a new one after he condemned all hate from many sides?  The entire Charlotte rally was nothing but one big gicantic hate fest.  Trump shotgunned all 10 or 12 of 'em with one shot.  If Duke got the memo.  Enjoy.  I know I did.http://www.businessinsider.com/david-duke-strikes-out-at-trump-for-cond…

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IntTheLight FrozenGoodz (not verified) Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:21 Permalink

Nor do communists. Killed a lot more people. Destroyed far more lives as suicide was rife.

We have a schizophrenic driving his car into people. Wasn't it the left that insisted these people be free to commit havoc. Bring back mental institutions.

The men yesterday had guns. No one shot. Left had acid, urine, faces and bats. Injured quite a few.

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StarGate Haus-Targaryen Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:07 Permalink

So Frazier just outed himself as a Racist.

Supporting the Mayor / Governor (?) in VA setting up a Riot in Charlottesville by scheduling alt Left and alt Right groups to rally on same day in the same place.

Then per ACLU ordering the Police to support the Riots by not protecting the people, to abandon their stations, to allow cars to run thru crowds and to barricade the protestors into danger.

Anyone who supports such activity wants the USA at war with itself and supports the racist rhetoric. Too bad, so sad. He could have been a role model for Peace not hate.

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osolomio small towel Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

Class Action Lawsuit Against Gardasil Vaccine Filed in ColombiaAugust 13, 2017 5:26 pmThe Reconstruando Esperanza Association, made up of victims of the Human Papillomavirus HPV vaccine, will sue the pharmaceutical multinational Merck Sharp & Dohme for "the damages caused to the life and health" of hundreds of women and girls. The class action lawsuit against the multinational Merck Sharp & Dohme, which produces the drug Gardasil, warns that the amount of damages caused is 490 billion pesos (approximately $30.5 million). Mónica León del Río, representative of the association, said that "the approximate group of victims of Gardasil that make up the demand is 700 girls, adolescents and Colombian women, affected by the recombinant quadrivalent vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus, Types 6, 11, 16 and 18, Gardasil." The association is calling for compensation for the damage allegedly due to the vaccine, mainly symptoms that affect the immune and neurologic systems, and also is calling for a declaration that the vaccine is unsafe.Read More...

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