Monday was a rough day for President Trump's manufacturing council, which lost three chief executives: Intel's Brian Krzanich, Merck's Kenneth Frazier, and Under Armour's Kevin Plank. The CEOs all quit the group in the wake of Trump's delayed and controversial response to Saturday's chaotic white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Under Armour tweeted a statement from Plank on Monday Night.
"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," Plank wrote. "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."
Plank, who has been called out for his support of Trump in the past, issued a public statement earlier on Monday condemning the racist violence in Charlottesville. That statement, also issued via Twitter, garnered a large number of responses online that questioned why the CEO remained on Trump's council at the time.
Under Armour's CEO has distanced himself from the president since a controversy arose in February when Plank labeled the commander-in-chief a "real asset."