Who knew? Trump is on the side of ordinary consumers regarding “RIPOFF DRUG PRICES.”

So, you didn't predict that Trump would turn his sickening response to the white nationalist terror attack in Charlottesville into a faux pro-consumer attack on high prescription-drug prices? Me neither. Here goes:

As this article by Glenn Thrush explains, "Merck’s chief executive, Kenneth C. Frazier, resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he objected to the president’s statement on Saturday blaming violence that left one woman dead on 'many sides.'" Thrush notes that "Mr. Frazier is one of just a handful of black chief executives of a Fortune 500 company."

Trump's response to Frazier's resignation on Twitter:

Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!                5:54 AM – 14 Aug 2017

So, Trump throws more red meat to his white nationalist supporters while pretending that he cares about consumers struggling with high drug prices, something that I doubt he has any intention of addressing seriously. (If any reader has evidence that the Trump Administration has made any genuine effort to reduce high drug prices, please let me know, and I'll be happy to post it.)

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