• Morrison’s resignation comes one day after President Donald Trump’s comments about a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
  • Morrison had originally intended on remaining on the manufacturing council.
  • She is the latest CEO to leave a presidential advisory council.

Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison has resigned from President Donald Trump‘s manufacturing jobs initiative, one day after Trump’s comments about a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

“Following yesterday’s remarks from the president, I cannot remain on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative,” Morrison said in a statement. “I will continue to support all efforts to spur economic growth and advocate for the values that have always made America great.”

Morrison said, “Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville.” She said she thinks Trump should have been and still needs to be “unambiguous on that point.”

The Campbell CEO had initially intended to remain on the president’s council. On Monday, the company said in a statement that 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 is the latest CEO to leave a presidential advisory council in the wake of deadly right-wing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier led the exodus when he resigned from the manufacturing council on Monday.

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