Campbells soup's vice president of government affairs, has stepped down from his position prematurely due to a tweet that claims Jewish-American philanthropist and owner of Open Society Foundations is behind the migrant caravan headed for north from Central America.
Kelly Johnston, the soup company executive, was set to retire from the company in early November. He has held his position with Campbells Soup for the past 16 years, and prior to his retirement said on twitter last week that a foundation led by George Soros, organized a caravan of thousands of migrants headed towards the Mexico border.
George Soros is a billionaire and philanthropist who is an active participant in the liberal movement. In recent years Soros's activism has made him a target of criticism among conservatives and right-wing activists. He was also a one of the recipients of the series of pipe bombs delivered last week.
In a statement provided to MarketWatch on Monday from Campbell soup on Johnston:
“Mr. Johnston and the company discussed in August that he would transition out of his role with his departure scheduled for early November,” the company said. “In the last few days, the company and Mr. Johnston agreed that under the current circumstances it would be best to accelerate the timing of his departure. He left the Company effective Thursday.”