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Mark G. Parker

Kevin Plank, Donald Trump and the fallacy of the businessman president

Kevin Plank, Donald Trump and the fallacy of the businessman president

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's full-throated praise of Donald Trump as a can-do, business-friendly president during an interview on CNBC this week prompted a quick backlash on social media — including some unflattering comparisons to Nike CEO Mark Parker, who late last month sent an email to his employees opposing the president's travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations, saying the company "stands together against bigotry and any form of discrimination." The backlash has now prompted its own backlash, with Trump supporters tweeting out...

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