Amidst the racial tension and turmoil and acts of a number in Charlottesville over the weekend, and quite frankly the nonchalant, hallow and delayed response from President Donald Trump…Under Armour‘s CEO Kevin Plank has stepped down from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. Issuing a statement late-Monday evening, Plank announced his decision stating:
“I joined the American Manufacturing Council because I believed it was important for Under Armour to have an active seat at the table and represent our industry. We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing. However, Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics.
I am appreciative of the opportunity to have served, but have decided to step down from the council. 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.” – Kevin Plank, Under Armour Founder & CEO
The council is comprised of chief executives under the Department of Commerce created to advise Trump about American manufacturing. As of 12 noon ET, five members of Trump’s manufacturing council have resigned.