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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns from Donald Trump's manufacturing council over Charlottesville

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigns from Donald Trump's manufacturing council over Charlottesville

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank also quit on Monday.

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of three major United States firms have stepped down from Donald Trump's business advisory panel, citing his failure to immediately condemn Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

With the barb, Mr Trump appeared to attack an industry executive who has tried to make drug pricing somewhat more transparent by revealing his company's overall drug price changes.

What will the absence of these CEOs mean for the president's business council? Trump said at a Tuesday press conference.

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"Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics", Plank said in a statement Monday evening.

President Trump responded to Frazier's resignation via Twitter on Monday: "Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!". Everyone else on the council should have quit immediately; the failure to do so was a pathetic abdication not only of the leadership qualities business executives so often boast of embodying, but also of basic decency.

"For those that think it's absolutely right that Trump called [Frazier] out because he called Trump out, all I can say is ... do homework". His Tweet read as follows: "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both".

Some of the others condemned racism and bigotry. He also sent out a tweet disbanding the manufacturing council and another presidential council, the Strategic and Policy Forum, after learning that the remaining members of each had already met and made a decision to pull the plug on them.

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The country is starting to treat Trump like an unimportant crackpot who social media rants are to mostly be not taken seriously unless those rants are directed at a foreign country with its own unstable leader who is developing nuclear weapons.

Krzanich said in a blog post: "I have already made clear my abhorrence at the recent hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville, and earlier today I called on all leaders to condemn the white supremacists and their ilk who marched and committed violence".

Frazier, who grew up in a poor neighborhood in Philadelphia, resigned from the manufacturing advisory council days after one person was killed and others wounded in violent clashes between white supremacists and protesters.

It's long past time to dispense with the pretense that Trump, whose chaotic presidency is dogged by scandal, will actually begin to chalk up any meaningful policy and legislative accomplishments.

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