It’ll definitely be interesting to see where this comment leaves Under Armour standing within the masses, after Kevin Plank basically put his foot in his mouth, by co-signing the new president.
Plank, the longtime Under Armour CEO, is in the news after praising President Donald Trump in an interview with CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” on Tuesday.
“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.”
Plank was responding to a question from CNBC anchor Scott Wapner on the CEO’s involvement in Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.
Plank wasn’t done there, doubling down on the praise for the guy who has included the CEO on his council of business leaders.
“He wants to build things. He wants to make bold decisions and be really decisive,” Plank said, alluding to Trump’s desire to reshore American manufacturing and his plans to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and pass a large infrastructure improvement bill.
“I’m a big fan of people that operate in the world of ‘publish and iterate’ versus ‘think, think, think, think, think,'” Plank said. “So there’s a lot that I respect there.”
Likely trying to cover their brand — a prepared statement was released Wednesday by Under Armour — trying to clarify Plank’s remarks:
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