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Fourth Exec Quits Trump Panel Over Charlottesville Response

Fourth Exec Quits Trump Panel Over Charlottesville Response
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By    |   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:19 PM

A fourth high-powered executive has walked away from President Donald Trump's manufacturing advisory board to protest the commander-in-chief's two-day delay in denouncing white supremacy.

Scott Paul, head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, announced his decision in a Tuesday afternoon tweet:

Paul joins Kenneth Frazier, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour; and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, all of whom gave notice on Monday.

The advisory panel of about 25 members was created in January to confer with Trump on job growth.

Paul's announcement came shortly after Trump slammed the previous three resignations in a fiery tweet:

Merck's Frazier, one of the most prominent black executives in the United States, was the first to quit the Trump group on Monday.

"America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy," Frazier said in a statement, CNN reported.

Trump quickly ripped into the BigPharma boss, tweeting:

The resignations follow Trump's delay in denouncing white supremacy following Saturday's tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

It was there neo-Nazis and white supremacists, staging a rally, engaged in a bloody free-for-all with counter protesters. A 32-year-old women, Heather Hyer, was then killed and 19 people injured when a car plowed into them.

Trump sparked outrage by blaming the violence on "on many sides — on many sides.”

Finally, two days later, he named the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "evil" and "hate groups" which are "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

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