226. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021

YY. 2017 Monday: Under pressure from right and left, President Donald J. Trump- once again- condemned white supremist groups by names, declaring them to be “repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans.” The CEO of Merck, the nation’s third-largest pharmaceutical company, resigned from a federal advisory council, citing Trump’s failure to explicitly condemn white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.