Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank didn’t hold back his praise for 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.”
He was responding to a question from CNBC anchor Scott Wapner on the CEO’s involvement in Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.
Trump has gained a reputation as a business-friendly president in his short tenure in the Oval Office. He signed an executive order directing departments and agencies to identify two regulations to repeal for every new regulation proposed, and he met with a council of business leaders, including Plank, to discuss roadblocks to business growth. Trump is also expected to roll back Wall Street regulations, including Dodd-Frank.
“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 manufacutring 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.”