The vile in President Donald Trump once more came out in a tweet when he hit Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier who quit the president’s American Manufacturing Council. Frazier resigned from the council to protest the response of Trump to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Less than an hour after Frazier left the council, Trump tweeted about the CEO having more time to lower drug prices of Merck which allegedly rips off consumers, The New York Daily News reported. When Frazier met Trump in January with other CEOs of pharmaceuticals, the president then commented drug prices were too high, The Wall Steet Journal reported.

As expected Vice President Mike Pence defended Trump. He said the president clearly and unambiguously condemned the bigotry, violence, and hatred in Charlottesville. Pence said Trump – who blamed the bigotry and violence on many sides – spoke from the heart,” The New York Daily News reported.

Democrats and even Republicans criticized Trump for the president’s refusal to denounce as a domestic terrorist and white supremacist the 20-year-old man who was arrested. Pence said he has no tolerance for hate, violence, and white supremacists. He described them as dangerous fringe groups with no place in the American debate.