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Statement from Merck CEO resigning from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council

Author: Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck, Published on: 14 August 2017

"I am resigning from the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Our country’s strength comes 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." Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Merck

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