Many were offended by Donald Trump's failure to strongly condemn the neo-Nazis who protested in Charlottesville over the weekend. One prominent Trump critic was Merck CEO Ken Frazier, who resigned from Trump's economic advisory council on Monday over Trump's failure to adequately address the tragedy.
But whereas Trump took days to finally come out and forcefully speak out against the groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, he took no time at all to condemn Frazier for his resignation, taking to Twitter Monday morning to air his grievance:
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Many on Twitter noted the discrepancy between Trump's reactions to the two events, especially considering Frazier is African-American.
CNN's Andrew Kaczynski tweeted out what many were clearly thinking:
But others were not shocked at all.
Respectfully disagree.— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) August 14, 2017
Nazis/white nationalists have said only good things about Trump.
Merck guy criticized him.
So. Not shocking.
And many praised Frazier while slamming the President.
He has proven himself to be a man of character for not wanting to be associated with an administration that supports neo nazis and the Klan!— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 14, 2017
Ken's actions demonstrated that he has a moral center, something utterly lacking in a man holding the highest office in this nation.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 14, 2017
Others noted that other CEOs were fleeing Trump as well.
So how is this playing out for Trump?