"Under Armour engages in innovation and sports, not politics."
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has announced that he's leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council following Trump's response to white nationalists' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Plank said in a statement,
"We remain resolute in our potential and ability to improve American manufacturing," Plank said in a statement. "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," Plank said. "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 addition to Under Armour, Merck and Intel also stepped down from the Manufacturing Council yesterday. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier cited his "responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism."
"I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing," Krzanich wrote. "Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base."
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