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President Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 14, 2017.
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President Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 14, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
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Under pressure all weekend, President Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as "repugnant" and declared "racism is evil" in an updated, more forceful statement on the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

President Trump also tweeted this morning about Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, after Frazier resigned in protest from Trump's American Manufacturing Council.

Frazier said he stepped down because Trump failed to condemn white supremacists who organized the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.

NPR's Scott Horsley (@HorsleyScott) joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest in politics.

With reporting from The Associated Press

This article was originally published on August 14, 2017.

This segment aired on August 14, 2017.

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