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CAMDEN – Campbell Soup Co.’s prime government is maintaining her seat on an advisory board for President Donald Trump.

Denise Morrison, Campbell’s president and CEO, introduced her stance as three different members left Trump’s manufacturing council Monday.

“We consider it continues to be essential for Campbell to have a voice and supply enter on issues that may have an effect on our business, our firm and our staff in help of progress,” the Camden-based mostly meals agency stated in a press release.

“Subsequently, Ms. Morrison will stay on the President’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative,” stated the assertion, which additionally affirmed Campbell’s “unwavering” help for variety and inclusion.

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Executives at three other firms — Merck, Intel and Under Armour — stepped down from the panel Monday as Trump drew sharp criticism for his response to a violent protest that led to a woman’s death two days earlier in Charlottesville, Va.

Critics faulted Trump because his initial statement Saturday did not mention right-wing hate groups that staged the demonstration, including the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Instead, Trump said blame for the violence was shared “on many sides.”

Trump identified the hate groups in prepared remarks Monday, after Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier said he was leaving the panel “as a matter of personal conscience.”

The president responded to Frazier’s departure within an hour with a critical tweet, suggesting the pharmaceutical executive now “will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”

President Donald Trump has complimented Campbell’s Soup at two public events this year. (Photo: Photo provided)

Campbell issued its statement Monday under the headline, “Why it’s important for us to be at the table.”

One boss leaving the council offered a different view.

Under Armour President Kevin Plank said he joined Trump’s panel “to have an active seat at the table and represent our industry.”

“However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics,” Plank said Monday, adding he would focus on “the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion.”

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said he resigned from the panel “because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them.”

Campbell, which describes itself as a global food company, has split with Trump on some issues.

After Trump announced in June the United States would exit the Paris Climate Accord, the firm expressed support for “the goals” of the international agreement.

“Campbell will continue to take action to address climate change,” the company said.

Trump last month invited Campbell to participate in a White House event intended to promote American-made goods. The president has twice complimented one of the firm’s staple products, Campbell’s Soup, at public events.

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Jim Walsh; (856) 486-2646; jwalsh@gannettnj.com

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