“On behalf of the thousands of UA Teammates who proudly call Baltimore HOME... Work to be done but we are of this city and for this city. #WeWill #StandforBaltimore #hometownproud #410 #teamua," Plank posted Sunday on his Instagram account.
City and state officials, residents and others have jumped to the defense of the city and Cummings after Trump attacked him as a “brutal bully" incapable of fixing problems in a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” district.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning at the start of a three-day Twitter barrage. “His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”
Cummings 7th District, which is 53% black, includes much of the city but also parts of Baltimore and Howard counties.
Under Armour’s ad, part of the brand’s two-year-old effort to more deeply engage with the city, ends with the tagline, “Do more for Baltimore. Do it together."
Plank said at the time that Under Armour would keep its focus on sports, not politics. Trump responded to the business leaders’ resignations, tweeting, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”