Under Armour CEO's Bold Statement About President Trump Has People Taking Notice
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Under Armour CEO’s Bold Statement About President Trump Has People Taking Notice

While some major companies openly criticize President Donald Trump, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is taking a different approach.

In an interview on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report,” the CEO of the highly successful athletic apparel brand defended Trump, saying:

“To have such a pro-business President is something that is a real asset for the country,” Plank said. “People can really grab that opportunity. He loves to build I don’t think there’s any surprises here. When you look at the president he wants to build things. He wants to build things, he wants to make bold decisions and be really decisive. I’m a big fan of people that operate in the world of publish and iterate versus think, think, think, think, think. So there’s a lot that I respect there.”

Plank’s endorsement of the president isn’t sitting well with everyone. Many Twitter users have announced their intention to boycott the Baltimore-based clothing company:

But not everyone was critical of the Under Armour CEO’s statement. Some Twitter users celebrated Plank’s words:

On Wednesday, Under Armour issued an official statement clarifying Plank’s remarks. The statement said:

“At Under Armour, our culture has always been about optimism, teamwork, and unity. We have engaged with both the prior and the current administrations in advocating on business issues that we believe are in the best interests of our consumers, teammates, and shareholders. Kevin Plank was recently invited at the request of the President of the United States, to join the American Manufacturing Council as part of a distinguished group of business leaders. He joined CEOs from companies such as Dow Chemical, Dell, Ford, GE and Tesla, among others to begin an important dialogue around creating jobs in America. We believe it is important for Under Armour to be a part of that discussion.”

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