CEO of UnderArmour Steps Down From Trump’s Manufacturing Board


On Monday, UnderArmour CEO Kevin Planck announced he would be leaving Trump’s manufacturing council.

UnderArmour’s Twitter posted Plank’s statement:

Obviously, many speculate that this move comes after the president’s response to the Charlottesville attacks.  The president drew much criticism for refusing to call out white supremacists.

The CEO addressed Charlottesville in a roundabout way:

I love our country and our company and will continue to focus my efforts on inspiring every person that they can do anything through the power of sport which promotes unity, diversity and inclusion.

In the past, Plank has praised the president.  He went so far as to call him an asset.  Clearly, Plank felt the heat from his board and was forced to exit.

In addition to his board, I’m sure Plank was worried about his customers.  In our protest-friendly climate, boycotts against UnderArmour would practically be a guarantee.

Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck, also resigned on Monday due to his “responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

Trump lashed out and called the CEOs “grandstanders”:

In less than 24 hours, Trump’s manufacturing council lost two members.


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