Under Armour CEO Steps Down From Trump's Manufacturing Council
Kevin Plank announced his exit on Monday evening.
Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, is stepping down from President Donald Trump's manufacturing council.
Plank issued a statement about his exit on Monday evening.
"We remain resolute and in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing. However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics," he stated.
I love our country & company. I am stepping down from the council to focus on inspiring & uniting through power of sport. - CEO Kevin Plank pic.twitter.com/8YvndJMjj1— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) August 15, 2017
Plank's exit comes after Trump failed to directly condemn the white nationalist protestors in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. The American entrepreneur joins Kenneth C. Frazier, CEO of pharmaceuticals company Merck, in departing the American manufacturing council.
Not long after Frazier announced his exit, Trump unsurprisingly took to Twitter to call him out. The president has yet to take aim at Plank at press time.
Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
After facing much criticism about his lack of a statement, Trump held another press conference Monday to directly call the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists "repugnant to everything that we hold dear as Americans." However, as many noted on social media, the president's second statement came a little too late.