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The News

August 15, 2017

It’s Tuesday. Yesterday, President Trump condemned racist hate groups in response to his insufficient remarks on the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday but also criticized Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for resigning from a presidential advisory board in protest of the president’s tepid response. Frazier, along with two other prominent CEOs left their positions on the resident’s Manufacturing Council citing Trump’s inability to immediately denounce racism.

In other top news, President Trump will consider offering a pardon to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted in a federal court for racial profiling and denying detainees of their civil rights; California joined a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s threat to sanctuary cities; and the Big Ben clock in London will go silent for the next four years while undergoing repairs.

Anyway, enjoy the day ahead and thanks for reading the newsletter.

Cheers,

The Wonks Team


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