Under Armour clarifies comments on President Trump.
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank spoke with CNBC's Scott Wapner yesterday about his company's plans to turn things around amid their plummeting stock, as well as his admiration of President Trump which naturally drew plenty of criticism from the anti-Trump crowd.
Here's an excerpt of what Plank had to say about Trump, per Business Insider:
"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."
"He wants to build things he wants to make bold decisions and be really decisive," Plank said, referring to Trump's plans to build a border wall 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."
Today, Under Armour has release an official statement regarding the company's position on President Trump, and how they are committed to developing ways to support and invest in American jobs and manufacturing.
In the statement, Under Armour vows to advocate for fair trade and support inclusive immigration policies, while pointing out that the core of the company is made up of people from different religions, races, nationalities, genders, ages and opinions.
Check out the official statement below, per Sole Collector:
"At Under Armour, our culture has always been about optimism, teamwork, and unity. We have engaged with both the prior and the current administrations in advocating on business issues that we believe are in the best interests of our consumers, teammates, and shareholders. Kevin Plank was recently invited at the request of the President of the United States to join the American Manufacturing Council as part of a distinguished group of business leaders. He joined CEOs from companies such as Dow Chemical, Dell, Ford, GE. and Tesla, among others to begin an important dialogue around creating jobs in America. We believe it is important for Under Armour to be a part of that discussion.
We have always been committed to developing innovative ways to support and invest in American jobs and manufacturing. For years, Under Armour has had a long-term strategy for domestic manufacturing and we recently launched our first women’s collection made in our hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. We are incredibly proud of this important first step in the evolution of creating more jobs at home.
We engage in policy, not politics. We believe in advocating for fair trade, an inclusive immigration policy that welcomes the best and the brightest and those seeking opportunity in the great tradition of our country, and tax reform that drives hiring to help create new jobs globally, across America and in Baltimore.
We have teammates from different religions, races, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations; different ages, life experiences, and opinions. This is the core of our company. At Under Armour, our diversity is our strength, and we will continue to advocate for policies that protect our house, our business, our team, and our community."