Denise Morrison, CEO of the Campbell Soup Company has resigned from the President’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative over the President’s comments earlier in the week on the Charlottesville violence.
Morrison stated after her resignation, “Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville.”
The president and CEO of 3M Inge Thulin also resigned from the manufacturing panel this week.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigned as well, stating in a tweet, “We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups… It’s clear that President Trump’s manufacturing Council was never a means for delivering real policy that lifts the working families and his remarks today were the last straw.”
The President responded to the resignations with a tweet stating:
However Trump later followed up with a tweet disbanding the council and the Strategy and Policy Forum stating: