President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House, as Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier (centre) and Ford CEO Mark Fields look on, on February 23. Frazier was the first to resign from Trump’ s American Manufacturing Council, citing “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism”, shortly after the events in Charlottesville. Photo: AP

America has no reason to fear the rise of neo-Nazis, as CEOs take a united stand

Robert Delaney says the exit of several company chiefs shows corporate America remains the backstop for minority rights in the country, but warns against complacency as the alt-right tries to gather momentum

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House, as Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier (centre) and Ford CEO Mark Fields look on, on February 23. Frazier was the first to resign from Trump’ s American Manufacturing Council, citing “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism”, shortly after the events in Charlottesville. Photo: AP
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