The Campbell Soup Company is distancing itself from an executive that tweeted his belief that left-wing billionaire George Soros is funding the massive caravan heading through Mexico toward the U.S. border on Tuesday.
Kenneth Johnston, Campbell Soup Company’s vice president of government affairs, tweeted on Monday, “See those vans on the right? What you don’t see are the troop carriers and the rail cars taking them north. @OpenSociety planned and is executing his, including where they defecate. And they have an army off American immigration lawyers waiting at the border.”
Vice President of Government Affairs for @CampbellSoupCo @johnston_kelly (a former Secretary of the US Senate under Bob Dole) spreading conspiracy theory about @GeorgeSoros‘ @OpenSociety planning & executing migrant caravan “including where they defecate.” https://t.co/vDQvw4mUwh pic.twitter.com/NdLnpGQ9uE
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 23, 2018
Johnston’s tweet was a quote tweet of one that featured a photo of the caravan of people marching towards the United States. (RELATED: Fox News Interviewed Migrant In Caravan – He Says There Are Criminals ‘Everywhere’)
The Open Society Foundation that his tweet referenced is an organization founded by billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
The Foundation responded to the accusation on Twitter, saying, “Mr. Johnston, neither Mr. Soros nor Open Society is funding this effort. We are surprised to see a @CampbellSoupCo executive spreading false stories. We do support the historic U.S. commitment to welcoming people fleeing oppression and violence in their homelands.”
Mr. Johnston, neither Mr. Soros nor Open Society is funding this effort. We are surprised to see a @CampbellSoupCo executive spreading false stories. We do support the historic U.S. commitment to welcoming people fleeing oppression and violence in their homelands.
— Open Society (@OpenSociety) October 23, 2018
A Campbell Soup spokesperson told The Daily Caller that “the opinions Mr. Johnston expresses on Twitter are his individual views and do not represent the position of Campbell Soup Company.” They did not say whether or not Mr. Johnston would face any repercussions.
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