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“Until Bannon’s fired, staying on that council means brand risk of being called #Soup Nazis,” Wikler wrote in a tweet that has been shared nearly 5,000 times.
Campbell's CEO is on Trump's advisory council.
The three departures come after Telsa CEO Elon Musk resigned in June over Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Four other executives — Ford’s Mark Fields, Arconic’s Klaus Kleinfeld, U. Steel’s Mario Longhi, and Caterpillar’s Doug Oberhelman — left the manufacturing panel as a result of their stepping down from jobs at their companies.
“We believe it continues to be important for Campbell to have a voice and provide input on matters that will affect our industry, our company, and our employees in support of growth. Morrison will remain on the president’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative,” the company said in a statement Monday.
“I like Campbell’s Soup,” Trump said during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
He also praised the company in the Oval Office last month during the administration’s “Made in America Day.” The Campbell statement was similar to those from other executives remaining on the panel.
Until Bannon's fired, staying on that council means brand risk of being called #Soup Nazis https://t.co/X9MXd5UTbz — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) August 15, 2017 The incentives are strong for executives to hold their tongue.
In the case of Campbell, Trump has chosen to promote the brand on multiple occasions.