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Campbell Soup CEO resigns from Trump council just before he disbands it

August 16, 2017 GMT

By Staff

Campbell Soup Co. CEO Denise Morrison resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council Wednesday, a day after the company issued a statement saying she would not step down and shortly before Trump disbanded the group in the face of growing defections.

In her turnaround, Morrison said in a statement: “Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville. I believe the president should have been — and still needs to be — unambiguous on that point.”

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