Pharma CEO Resigns From Trump Council Over Nazi Terror Response, Trump Attacks His “Ripoff” Prices

The Hill reports:

The chairman and CEO of Merck announced he was resigning from President Trump’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,” Kenneth C. Frazier said in a statement.

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

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Did little Donald Trump never get to play in schoolyards as a kid? He always seems to be making up for lost taunting time.

    • Jonathan Smith

      well, he did, but no-one would play with him……..

    • Silver Badger

      He was the bully that got sent to military school as punishment and to keep him out of juvie.

  • crewman

    Why would anyone want to join Team Trump? Unless you are Putin, he will fuck you over and refuse to pay as he throws you out the door. He supports you while you’re 100% loyal to him. But the second he interprets any action or comment as potentially not loyal, he will come at his former friend with all the venom and ferocity at his disposal. If you join Team Trump, you are making a pact of undying allegiance to Dear Leader for fear of extreme revenge.

    • bambinoitaliano

      No one put up with a bully loser unless there is personal benefit to reap by associating with him. While we continue to pile on the shit gibbon, we should be asking those who are so willingly cozy up to him. Whether it’s a position in his organization or $51000 jacket, a whore has a price in everything he/she does.

  • Snownova

    Donnie Donnie Donnie… By twatting that particular bowel movement you are acknowledging that you knew that mr Frazier was charging “RIPOFF DRUG PRICES” and yet you still invited him to your council. To call him out on that the moment he turns his back to you just makes you seem small and childish (like your hands).

    • JohnJay

      But that’s what made Drumpf admire him to begin with: a savvy businessman charges the highest price the market will bear.

      • Jamie Brewer

        We are returning to the days of the Robber Barrons. I’ll bet there is only a small percentage of the US population who can even comphrend what/who those “job creators” were and what they represented.
        From the internets: “We are not in business for our health.” A statement attributed to J.P. Morgan, when fellow parishioners in New York’s Trinity Church criticized him for “investing” church funds in lucrative East Side slum property. Capitalists have never been in business for anybody’s health and today that is most evident for banks, pharmaceutical firms and insurance companies.

  • Jonathan Smith

    holy CRAP. i just can’t
    JMG where is my safe place? Smith NEEDS kitties
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20b5178d7a839510f21b70645d173dedecda71a3a1cbafd3d434daa5c544f471.jpg

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Every week is the ‘worst week of the Trump presidency so far’. This week is starting off the same.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Yeah, I never used to believe in bottomless pits. Not anymore.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      “This week can’t get worse.” Trump, “hold my glass of shitty Trump wine.”

      • clay

        No one should ever trust an urbanite teetotaler as an expert on wine and vodka.

        • boatboy_srq

          “Don’t drink, don’t smoke; what do you do?”

          • clay

            Watch Russian hookers piss? Was that rhetorical? 😉

          • boatboy_srq

            Just quoting Adam Ant, and thinking that Mister Non-Smoker Teetotaler pResident has more to hide than his soiled underclothes.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’d expect his wine to have lead in it.

        • Taylor Bixler

          I expect strychnine

          • Smokey

            Strychnine needs to be disguised by something bitter like strong black coffee or in something quickly swallowed like raw oysters.

        • Guess?

          And the finest piss from Russian whores.

      • kelven

        Seriously. It was just Friday we were concerned about possibly going to war with Venezuela, which was preceded earlier in the week with the possibility of nuclear war with North Korea.

    • John30013

      The only “good” to come out of this weekend is that 45*’s poll numbers will likely fall again, after the temporary bump they got from his idiotic sabre rattling against North Korea (truly scary) and Venezuela (truly stupid) last week.

  • bkmn
    • Acronym Jim

      I wish I had had that meme available when the troll stopped by yesterday.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        what thread did the troll troll?

        • Acronym Jim

          It was either the nazi being upset about being called a nazi or the nazi running away from his own press conference thread. I blocked the willful idiot so his assholery is no longer in my Disqus feed.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      the white supremes dont celebrate european culture and achievements. they celebrate about how they think they are genetically superior. and they dont celebrate at all, they simply hate other races
      Thats the difference

      • Todd20036

        And they don’t bother to dress up!

      • Scott MB

        Excellent point, they think they are superior. They think they are the “pure race.” It would be so interesting to see a DNA test to show them that they are made up of more than white anglos saxon DNA. There is no such thing as a pure race, everyone has multiple ethnicities that make them up. Hell Hitler had Jewish ancestry, so how does that make him pure in his own ideology?!

        These people are nothing more than pure racists. The KKK has just rebranded themselves as “white nationalists” or the “alt-right” due to Trumps acceptance of them as one of his own. Until he publically denounces them and tells them out loud that he wants nothing from them including their vote he supports them and their beliefs and accepts them as one of his own.

    • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • Jeffrey

      Every year around Gay Pride I hear or see some asshole complaining that there isn’t a Straight Pride. I always tell them they should be glad they don’t need a Straight Pride. But now Im just going to show them this because I have a feeling that a Straight Pride rally would look a lot like this.

    • BobSF_94117

      Exactly. There are plenty of legitimate “white pride” organizations. Unsurprisingly, they’re centered on specific ethnic heritages: German, Italian, French, Dutch, etc. Even thoroughly mixed Americans of the Heinz 57 variety, whose heritage is so watered down by intermarriage or who don’t know their ethnic origins, usually gravitate to one cultural heritage that appeals to them through music or dance or literature or film or cuisine or travel.

      • Beagle

        If you’re ever in Milwaukee in November, check out the Folk Fair. It’s been a long time since I went (late ’70s, to be exact), but I remember it as a perfect example of good pride in one’s racial and/or ethnic heritage. There’s a big difference between “yay, me!” and “boo, you!”

        • Danieruw

          Milwaukee has an ethnic-themed festival every weekend during the summer (plus Pridefest and Summerfest, a big music festival). Pretty much every major ethnic group in the US gets a weekend at the city festival grounds. When I lived there (90’s), I went to Germanfest, Festa Italiana, Pridefest (my first Pride ever, with Bjorn Again, the Abba cover band) and Summerfest. At that time, Milwaukee was one of the few cities, if not the only city, that allowed Pride to use the city festival grounds.

    • Marides48

      Having some Italian ancestry, I’m aware of how the KKK hated us in the the 1920’s. I guess I would be considered not quite white enough for them?

  • Acronym Jim

    Good on the CEO of Merck, but if he had done his own vetting when offered the position in the first place, this wouldn’t have come as a surprise.

    • Gustav2

      It has been only six months. I bet many thought they could help the country (and their own businesses!) by advising Pres Trump. They thought, as many did in the MSM, he might grow into the office.

      But now they realize that was complete BS.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Donnie accusing somebody else of a ripoff. Our days are filled with such thick irony in 2017.

  • thatotherjean

    Wow. From Trump’s friend to Trump’s enemy in a single tweet. There’s no room for doubt or neutrality in Trump’s world. It’s “with us or against us” all the way.

    • swimboy

      And guess which side the nazis are on?

  • Taylor Bixler

    Notice that tweet was less than an hour after the initial twee/event. Add the Merck CEO to the list of things Trump is tougher on than Putin and neo nazis.

  • Do Something Nice

    I love this tweet because it does three things: It calls attention to the excessive prices in the pharmaceutical industry, it demotivates any thinking business person from having ANYTHING to do with this president AND, as I believer that the stock market is easily manipulated, it will scare stocks downward every time Trump opens his mouth. This is good because the stock market is about the only indicator that says he is doing a good job. He’s not.

    Win-Win-Win.

    • Gustav2

      The Republican Congress will never let Donnie go after drug pricing.

      • Jim in TO

        Congress in general is in bed with the drug companies (Democrats and Republicans). Money talks to both parties.

        • Gustav2

          The reason why we will never have the Libertarian Dream of America is you can’t demand campaign contributions from people and companies you don’t regulate.

    • Todd20036

      Trump didn’t even do anything to help big business.

      No legislation, no Eos, nothing.

      • clay

        He’ll give individual (preferably privately held) corporations tax breaks if they don’t contradict his publicity of saving US jobs (for a few months).

  • Steven B

    He won’t condemn neo nazis or white supremacists but he will criticize a successful black businessman.

    • Taylor Bixler

      And the Daily Stormer rejoices on both counts….
      well at least until GoDaddy cuts their service.
      Which begs the question – WTF was GoDaddy doing hosting those assholes in the first place?

      • Jonathan Smith

        $?
        just a guess

        • Taylor Bixler

          clearly. And I hope people who also use that service take their business elsewhere once learning godaddy hosted their domain.

    • kaydenpat

      Of course.

  • Stogiebear

    It’s like a junior high school girl upon first being handed a slam book.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      “I can’t believe you’re breaking up with me!”

    • bambinoitaliano

      He acted like he was not given a rose on the first round of ABC’s Bachelorette.

  • clay

    Since Trump’s attacking Merck’s “ripoff drug prices”, expect an executive order slashing federal subsidies for vaccines. This will curry favor with Trump’s older, disengaged base, the libertarian anti-vaxers, the anti-science Christianists, and the radical free-marketeers.

    • thatotherjean

      And it will do considerable damage to the goal of getting kids vaccinated against a variety of what used to be called ” childhood diseases.” A perfect Trump response.

      • clay

        (as well as jack up the price and cut the availability of pneumonia, influenza, and shingles vaccines for his base)

        • thatotherjean

          That, too–but they’ll vote for him anyway.

          • clay

            I expect that they’ll not have that opportunity, again.

          • thatotherjean

            From your typing fingers to the eyeballs of Whatever might be watching..

          • Reality.Bites

            True. But let’s hope in a good way, not a bad way

            I think Trump has screwed himself beyond recovery

      • TimCA

        Maybe Michele ‘vaccines cause mental retardation’ Bachmann can help in that effort from her new official post on the president’s advisory commission on religious freedom. s/

    • kanehau

      Shouldn’t “radical free-marketeers” be “free radical marketeers”?

    • leastyebejudged

      So Merck’s prices aren’t a rip, and the fact that Merck pays record fucking fines frequently for violating regulations intentionally, while just passing the costs on to the public is just business as usual to you.

      Fuck you.

      • clay

        If I have to choose between corrupt practices and losing vaccines, I’ll go with corrupt practices, yes.

        • leastyebejudged

          Why the fuck would you have to choose between one or the other ?

          You’re an idiot.

          • clay

            Vaccines are not profitable in any economy. We only get them through government and business entanglement.

          • Silver Badger

            If you look closely you may note that many of the trumpanzies are anti-vaxers. He’s playing to his base again.

      • clay

        Merck’s drug prices are irrelevant to Trump. Trump’s retaliation will do nothing to reduced drug prices.

    • Hue-Man

      Vaccines recommended for older adults can prevent:
      Influenza (Flu)
      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
      Diphtheria.
      Tetanus.
      Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
      Pneumococcal disease (Pneumonia)
      https://www.vaccines.gov/who_and_when/seniors/index.html

  • kaydenpat

    Why did Frazier join up with Trump in the first place? Trumps has always been a bigot.

    • leastyebejudged

      To make it look like Merck was interested in lowering prices and curtailing scrutiny and regulation ?

      • clay

        Merck has been in bed with the US federal government since WWI– they are the primary producer of vaccines in the US, an activity that is seldom profitable.

        • leastyebejudged

          Fuck you, Merck gets frequently fined for breaking the law and passes the costs on tot he public.

          You fucking apologist piece of shit. How much do they fucking pay you to come here with that fucking bullshit ?

          • Silver Badger

            Easy there big fella. Few are all bad. Clay was trying to give us a balanced view of the company. You got up on the wrong side of the bed.

          • leastyebejudged

            Balanced my ass, Merck is so fucking filthy dirty it;s not funny.

            Sorry, but it pisses me off that you could be so goddam oblivious.

            Yeah, his intentions were so fucking pure he just had to fucking pitch Merck as if it’s some fucking sort of not for profit.

            Fuck that shit.

          • clay

            Every business in bed with the federal government is dirty. As long as the gov is invested in them, they have decreased incentive to improve and the gov has an interest in them being seen as clean, regardless if they are. The money, and corruption, flows both directions.

            But the second economic fact remains; in all nations, in all economies, we don’t get vaccines WITHOUT government subsidies, and corrupt business practices.

  • djcoastermark

    Uh ,donnie, that was a really loud dog whistle.

  • Mike

    We’ve all said this hundreds of times over the past year, but it bears repeating: What an asshole.

  • Rex

    He can shout his rage in all caps towards a CEO, but not Nazi murderers.

    • boatboy_srq

      Of course not. He’d lose his base if he took fascists to task. And besides, the fascists are just running down Those Other People® and they don’t count.

      • UrsusArctos

        You forgot the “air quotes” around people. /snark

    • bambinoitaliano

      He is accumulating his army in case of an impeachment.

    • Adam Schmidt

      When a pharmaceutical company thinks you have questionable ethics, that’s a problem. That’s a BIGLY problem.

  • Brad

    Doesn’t this imply that drug prices were high because he was on the Presidents Manufacturing Council?

  • Kevin Perez

    This is normal.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Well, all the career scientists and diplomats have already abandoned Trump. The only ones left to jump ship are the businesspeople.

  • Dagoril

    Good for him. And more fallout to come, I’m sure.

    Most Americans do not support your Nazis, Drumpf!

  • DesertSun59

    Oh, look. 45 has attacked yet another American the very instant the man dissed him. But, oddly, this particular Tweet I agree with.

  • Keith D Plane

    so it is safe to say that Merck will not be contributing to the Idiot’s campaign fund and THAT is what is really pissing him off?

    • bambinoitaliano

      I would not be so sure of that. Depending on how many in the Congress the pharma company has in its pocket. They will continue to grease the hands from both side of the aisle. This is nothing but a superficial gesture to make Merck looks human.

      • Halou

        He’ll be watering the GOP money tree as always, but he wont be paying for Trump specifically. The greatest crime of all.

  • John Ruff

    Just lost my best friend of 35 years because I pointed out on one of her anti-trump FB updates that she’s still a good friend to a Trumpkin. She couldn’t deal with having a mirror put up in front of her. Hypocrisy must be called out, even if it affects us personally.

    • leastyebejudged

      You know, fuck you, who the fuck are you to dictate to anybody who their fucking friends are ?

      What a piece of shit you are. You’re worse than worthless.

      • John Ruff

        They can friends with whomever they want. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stay friends with them. You sound remarkably uneducated, btw.

        • leastyebejudged

          And you sound like an idiot child, by the way.

          • Bluto

            Who in the hell pissed in your Cheerios? You’re bring dickish, to say the least. There are a lot of good men & woman who contribute here. I don’t always agree & of course you are welcome to your own opinion, but don’t be a raging douche bag. It negates any point you’re trying to make.

          • djcoastermark

            You should see some of the comments it posts on another site, even worse.

        • TK

          I had to block that idiot just to avoid seeing his stupid rants. Waste of comment space

          • John Ruff

            Something about them screams “I’m not projecting!”

          • Treant

            Ditto.

    • Silver Badger

      Lestyebejudged seems to be in attack mode. Again. I hate blocking people but there is not point being mean for the sake of being mean.

    • Treant

      I keep a couple family members around on Facebook. I figure it’s smarter to know what they’re doing and where they are at all times…

      • John Ruff

        Wish I had the stomach for that

  • billbear1961

    Resign, Nazi!

    Anyone who serves your regime is TAINTED!

  • AtticusP
  • TexasBoy

    Next up: Trump pardons Martin Shkreli and appoints him to Surgeon General.

  • barrixines

    Jesus Christ he’s a boring bitch.

    • billbear1961

      a boring NAZI bitch

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

    Wonder if Donny Smallhands’ motivation was also because Mr. Frazier is a blah CEO.

    • UrsusArctos

      I don’t think it’s race with 45*, he’ll accept ass kissers of any race. Remember, it’s ALWAYS about him.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Could not get specific about Nazis – could EASILY get specific about the black CEO of a company who stood up to him. Strange, that.

  • By all means, Donny, yell at the Black CEO while half the country is calling you a Nazi-sympathizer & a fan of the Klan. Who needs good PR when you’ve got neo-Confederates on 4Chan and Reddit stroking your ego!

  • Ninja0980

    Oh looky, Trump can call out people by name when he wants to.

    • Halou

      And there wasn’t a many hours long period of silence before he did so.

  • Gigi

    Big Pharma prices are criminal, yes, but one has nothing to do with the other. Frazier resigned because Trump dropped the ball, bigly. With his tepid “many sides are to blame” response to the Charlottesville, ISIS-inspired white supremacist terror attack Trump sent out message to the Nazis: I’m okay with you, and I need your votes to win again in 2020. Carry on. If a Muslim man had mowed down a group of white supremacists Trump supporters, Cheetolini would have been on the tweeter in flash denouncing it as an act of Radical Islamic Terrorism

    • Jefe5084

      To my knowledge, he STILL is remaining silent on the recent bombing of a Muslim house of worship in Minnesota.

      • Gigi

        And this surprises you? It doesn’t fit his “all terrorists are Muslim” narrative and is not a message his base wants to hear.

        • Bluto

          How many gop’ers have said something along the line of nuking the Middle East into a parking lot? Any dead moose lamb is a good moose lamb to these nazis.

        • Jefe5084

          How did you misinterpret what I said as “surprise”? Good grief.

          • Gigi

            It was a rhetorical question.

  • Halou

    Rather than addressing why they guy quit the “American Manufacturing Council” Trump spends time throwing blame. Got to be friends with fascists.

  • leastyebejudged

    Merck isn’t going to take part in talks to reduce prescription drug prices.

    Such heroes !

    • Taylor Bixler

      Swing and a miss.

  • shellback

    I know you are but what am I?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Speaking of not wanting to be associated with the Donald….

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/897053940478496769

    • billbear1961

      I’m sure someone’s available from one of Dump’s beloved white supremacist groups.

      http://www.nilosergiopinheiro.com.br/imagens_textos/6c61a90611c29e86972dd109c88525df.jpg

      • Halou

        Stephen Miller is even a Goebbels lookalike. It’ll be perfect.

        • Mikey

          it’s amazing how far CGI has gone in the last few years. Seeing Miller on TV you’d ALMOST think he was a real person, though there’s still a bit of that “uncanny valley” effect when he speaks, or looks at someone, or moves too much.

    • Reality.Bites

      Have they checked with Mario Cantone?

    • Bluto

      To be fair the mooch is a tough act to follow, for all the wrong reasons.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s an impossible job. You literally have to steer the media to accept Donny’s lies and self contractions as a unified and pretty whole. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t do it.

    • SoCalGal20

      Who would?!

  • Michael

    Odd how they weren’t “ripoff drug prices” when he was on the council.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/NoahCRothman/status/897054036343566336
    Sorry bucko, many in your party will continue to do just that.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The shit gibbon still has his non racist tokens in Omarosa and Ben Carson. Just as he has the LCR and Caitlyn Jenner as his stamps on his ally card.

  • AJD
    • Stogiebear
      • The_Wretched

        That part is trade volume. It’s a different metric than price. Unless you’re pointing out that people are holding their shares more on this news…which it can’t be since it’s still same day and that’s a 3 day trend.

    • John30013

      Honestly, I think until this past weekend the markets had largely decided to ignore Trump—especially his more outrageous statements—and just keep coasting along on the good fundamentals that Obama bequeathed them (along with some hope for regulatory and tax reform). I’m guessing that they now realize 45* could be a real liability to our country’s future, and even though these are multi-national corporations, they won’t escape the carnage if the U.S. implodes because of dumb-ass Donnie.

  • Stogiebear

    Let’s see how long it takes Twitler to weigh in on Daily Stormer having been denied it’s First Amendment rights to spread White Supremacy on the internet.

    • Mikey

      Unless GoDaddy has suddenly become a government agency, there is no 1st amendment issue.

      • Hanwi

        We know that but the reich wing thinks they get to use any platform they want without societal repercussion.

  • I remember when to be a true American Patriot meant you killed Nazis…. just saying….

    To those who keep trying to draw equivalences by saying ” both sides engaged in violence!”. They are showing their true colors. Yes some the anti nazi protesters engaged in violence,… while FIGHTING NAZIS. Fighting something so vile that the entire world once went to WAR to destroy it.

    If some of the protestors were violent, it was because what they were protesting is PURE EVIL in it’s darkest form. So spare me the “we need to respect others right to free expression,” nonsense. No, I don’t. There is no right to freely advocate rounding up people like me and putting them in camps for extermination. There is no right to advocate that others are somehow less human than you are.

    Whoever says “both sides were at fault” in Charlottesville, is saying It is ok to believe that we should have to wear pink triangles, and are less human than they are. Anyone who says I should respect someone’s right to hold those views, is a NAZI SYMPATHISER , and needs to know that is never going to happen.

    Anyone who believes what these monsters espouse is my mortal enemy, and I will treat them as such. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6aee188e2be77608a9ebaee69e4c22cb84a563f867404a7be4be21a53050e0b9.jpg If some one uses violence when FIGHTING NAZIS, I say, well done.

    • Uncle Mark

      The Republicans always keep talking about taking us back to the “good old days.” The one thing I do remember about the good old days is that we used to kill Nazis. They were never treated like decent members of society…worthy of spreading their hateful bile and calling it free speech. If the Republicans wish to attempt to return to those days, they can start with that !!

    • Silver Badger

      While I’m not nearly old enough to remember WWII, I have always felt a deep kinship with those who had to wear the pink triangle. What the allied forces did to them at the close of the war was unconscionable. I agree we must fight to keep this from happening here in America, or for that matter world wide. Chechnya seems to be Russia’s testing ground. I would like to remind you though, you don’t defeat the enemy by becoming him.

      • SB, I hear you but there is no room for “finding common ground” it is not becoming them to fight back. Turning the other cheek here is not morality, it is stupidity. There are times when evil must be fought, not negotiated with, not educated, not even resisted.. but FOUGHT. This is one of those times. It starts with angry young men with torches demanding the “right” to attack others. We have seen this story before we KNOW how it ends, the ONLY repose it to END it before it goes any farther.

        • Silver Badger

          You’re preach”in to the choir, Reverend. I agree with you 100%.

  • Uncle Mark

    My mind reels that this is our Nazi-fake-President. Any other leader would have handled this with a maturity…wishing the leaving member well, despite their difference of opinion, but here we have this bitchy, spoiled, mean girl….that makes everything about her first and is too easily offended by everyone, but Putin

  • TimCA

    There is no moral equivalency between people protesting in support of racism and those protesting against it. It’s no mystery why this president refuses to explicitly condemn neo-fascists and racists. It’s because he is one!

  • jimbo65

    This man is crazy. He’s a clear and present danger to humanity. He must be removed from office!

  • netxtown

    And now donnie goes after a black businessman – who has/is running a very successful company. (I don’t agree with their pricing strategies – but they aren’t filing bankruptcy or stifing their contractors) First Obama, now Frazier. donnie’s true colors are shining through. He is slap ass petrified of educated and successful black men.

  • billbear1961

    The bastard is a NAZI. I don’t and won’t recognize the “authority” of a goddamned Nazi in the Oval Office. Anyone who does is a TRAITOR.

    I want to hear the GOP condemn Nazism and all other forms of white supremacist BULLSHIT and to hear them say they don’t want their VOTES! They won’t do that, as a party, because they’ve become a RATS’ nest of neo-fascists, disloyal to the Republic, the Constitution, the Rule of LAW.

    A Nazi in the Oval Office, surrounded by Nazi aides, is appointing like-minded FASCISTS to the courts, undermining the foundations of the Republic. They’ll hollow it out till it’s an empty shell, a fiction, a pantomime democracy. Elections will be more compromised than they were in 2016! NOTHING is being done to prevent it! People carry on in a DREAMWORLD, like the system is secure, like further deterioration–hacking and suppression–won’t occur!!

    We need massive and relentless protests to demand his financial records, secure elections, and moderates ONLY appointed to the courts!

    Even without what Mueller will uncover, there are ALREADY sufficient grounds to demand the demented, reckless, ignorant, thieving, lying, justice-obstructing NAZI’S removal from power!!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Trump is a disgrace. He can’t bring himself to condemn the murderous actions of vile white supremacists, but instead immediately attacks the African American CEO of Merck! Resign you MFer!!

  • Reality.Bites

    I suppose the PharmaDouche is available. In 7 to 10 anyway

  • Gil

    Ken Cuccinelli told Symone Sanders to ” shut up” this morning on CNN Cuomo/Camerota show….Macaca moment ???

    • Ninja0980

      Would be if he was running for anything.

    • jimbo65

      God the insufferable Cuccinelli, what is he the new Jeffrey Lord now? Asshole

  • Halou

    I remember someone once called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables”. Why couldn’t they be the president.

  • Smokey

    Still waiting for the pivot; he’ll become pResidential any day now!

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Ken M

      Bluecollar rally give away…no tie.

  • netxtown

    gaaaaaawd damn! Look at all the squirrels on the lawn today!

    (now where did that little russian squirrel go?)

  • Ken M

    I’m still waiting for Trump to start tweeting about the NK threat again. He, and his gang are late at implementing their diversion techniques.

    • billbear1961

      Especially as NK has said they intend to launch missiles into the sea near Guam TOMORROW.

      • Hue-Man

        Already Tuesday in Guam.

        12:14 AM
        Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (GMT+10) Time in Guam

  • Jonathan Smith
    • CB

      I don’t know where you find all these images, but this one is particularly wonderful!

      • Jonathan Smith

        needs be for my mental health.
        animals for my soul.
        or dRump for suicide

      • Ernest Endevor

        I second that. Hilarious.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Every time I think Trummkopf might be on the verge of mellowing into the Presidency he can’t seem to resist the urge to mouth off and shoot himself in the ass. What a fucking moron.

  • Daveed_WOW

    IMPEACH

  • CB

    Paul Krugman said it well this morning:
    https://nyti.ms/2vwZvEJ

  • Rex

    CEO resigns from President’s Council – immediate tweet.
    White Supremacists murder a woman at a protest – hours of silence.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Exactly.

    • prixator

      He didn’t want to interrupt his round of golf on Saturday. Today, he got that one out before golf.

  • dcurlee

    So Trump was ok with his rip off prices as long as he worked for him and did what he wanted . I’m reading between the lines

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Reality.Bites

    I wonder when bush and Romney are going to speak up. Not being sarcastic. I think one or both will

    • AdamTh

      I think they’ve waited too long to be credible..

    • Jeb Bush has already spoken out against the violence.

  • AdamTh

    And “ripoff prices” affect the mutual love affair between tRump and the Nazis… how??

  • The_Wretched

    People like Ken Frazier don’t do noisy withdrawls like this over nothing. They resign for the gross and heinous.

  • In a minute, I’m going to lose my decorum and wish the worst possible outcome for Trump, the Nazi racist; giving America the best possible outcome, given the current racist and bigoted political environment. The GOP is toxic to humanity at this point.

    • Beagle

      How about, may Dump’s life (and afterlife, if any exists) have the outcome that it deserves.

    • Treant

      You can borrow my decorum if you want. It’s in tatters, but it might help a little.

  • Taylor

    So it appears Trump was okay with appointing a man to his Manufacturing Council that he believes is ripping people off, as long as the man didn’t disagree with him.

    Nice!

  • Natty Enquirer

    Same old nasty troll that he ever was. Except now Trump is sitting in the White House with his finger on the nuke button. Why aren’t we marching in the streets EVERY DAY demanding his ouster?

  • Sam_Handwich
  • acde

    So Presidential in so many ways. /sn

  • Stubenville

    So who remains on the council? Here’s a list found online:

    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

    Maybe a few more could be convinced to leave, now that the ground has been broken.

    • SoCalGal20

      Pretty sure Elon Musk quit the council a while back.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Baylee Peach

    tRump is only worried about the price of one pharmaceutical: Viagra.

  • BobSF_94117

    I can’t help but notice he slipped “different… political beliefs” in there.

  • FAEN

    Another day, another shit show.

  • Paula

    So presidential!!

  • Karl Dubhe

    On the one hand, my suicidal impulses are getting louder. On the other, I have this morbid fascination to see how bad things can get.

  • Treant

    He shouldn’t’ve been on the “Council” in the first place, so I’m disinclined to award points for leaving it.

    However, I’m entirely comfortable sending Trump’s point total even more negative for Tweeting out…that…

    • SoCalGal20

      I’ll give him some credit for both making Trump rage tweet and for writing an effective, straightforward statement. No points for being part of the that manufacturing group, though.

  • ColdCountry

    He is so childish I can’t even….

  • Trump’s a Nazi traitorous sympathizer who needs to be tried, convicted and sentenced to forever at Guantonamo so he isn’t breathing the same air as the human race.

  • Friday

    Trump’s just a disgrace.

  • colin payne

    Our government is in the charge of an 8th grade middle school bully with a little dick.

  • David Kerlick

    Trump Tweets are an A.I. Artificial Ignorance, staffed by his neo-Nazi Bannon.

  • Chris Baker

    “…. and your momma’s ugly too!”

    Trump acts like a spoiled, petulant fourth-grader.

  • sbfarrell

    What is the other side to this narrative in Charlottesville, VA? The KKK had a rally in Virginia during the month of July 2017, which there were no incidents of any kind. However, The ACLU, Legal Aid Justice Center, Rutherford Institute and National Lawyers Guild Central Virginia Chapter sent a letter to McAuliffe this past week (before the August 12, 2017 event) criticizing what they called the “outsized and militaristic” police presence to the July 8 protest. The KKK obtained a permit for the protest so Governor McAuliffe knew in advance and the police knew in advance So who informed the 1,000 counter-protestors that showed up? Who had the most to gain from this event? McAuliffe who does not support the 2nd amendment? Does anyone know someone from England (where the citizenry are not armed and must throw furniture and bottles to protect themselves from others attacking them) and find out how thats working out for them? There is a reason the right to bear arms is the 2nd amendment and not the 3,4 or 5. When looking at these events, we must consider who has the most to gain from the circumstances. The Multinational corporations DO NOT want to give up control and want the American people to keep subsidizing their agendas, while we do everything in our power to survive. They want to divide us and we must not let them! There is a great article on the Multinational Corporations at the Conservative Treehouse. Wall Street has been running this country for the past 30 years with politicians in their pocket, how has that benefited us, the American people?

  • JCF

    Funny, it didn’t take Drumpf *3 days* to carefully craft a response to Mr Frazier. Can’t imagine why. /s

    [Once again: great job, CoS John Kelly! You’ve really turned Drumpf around. /s]