Campbell Soup VP blames Soros for migrant caravan

October 25, 2018 in News by Slad

 

Source: Washington Examiner | by Katelyn Caralle

 

Campbell Soup is facing calls for boycott after one of its executives tweeted a conspiracy theory involving billionaire George Soros and a migrant caravan from Honduras.

Vice President of Government Affairs Kelly Johnston suggested that Soros’ Open Society Foundation planned and is carrying out the 5,000-person caravan making its way from Central America to the U.S. He also said the foundation has an “army of American immigration lawyers waiting at the border.”

In his tweet, Johnston also said Soros’s foundation had orchestrated everything, including where the migrants defecate.

The caravan of thousands has reached the Guatemala-Mexico border.

Trump blames Democrats’ policies for the caravans and flow of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S.

Johnston’s tweet — which has been deleted along with his account — garnered backlash on Twitter, where people said they would boycott Campbell Soup until action was taken against Johnston.

Many called for Johnston to be fired.

“The opinions Mr. Johnston expresses on Twitter are his individual views and do not represent the position of Campbell Soup Company,” the company told the Washington Post Tuesday

Soros, a progressive liberal billionaire, often donates to Democrats and is a frequent target of Republicans and far-right conspiracy theorists.

An explosive device was proactively detonated by a bomb squad outside of Soros’ home in Katonah, N.Y., on Monday.

Johnston, who has been with Campbell since 2002, has held several positions within the Republican Party. He previously served as secretary of the Senate under then-Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, a Republican.