As Merck CEO Resigns From Trump Council, Looking At Charlottesville Reactions05:44
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Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier listens at right as President Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington, Feb. 23, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier listens at right as President Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington, Feb. 23, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Around the country Monday, people continue to react to the events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, a prominent African-American business leader, announced Monday he would step down from President Trump's manufacturing council, saying, "I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) about the Frazier news, Trump's response and how large the white supremacist movement is in America today.

This segment aired on August 14, 2017.

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