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Don't judge Plank on a single observation

George Solis reports.

The lack of intellectual candor — and en masse rush to judgment — displayed on social media following Kevin Plank's remarks praising Donald Trump's pro-business agenda is staggering but hardly surprising ("Kevin Plank, Donald Trump and the fallacy of the businessman president," Feb. 8). Not only is the Under Armour CEO investing hundreds of millions of dollars of private capital in Baltimore, a city weighed down by a $3 billion unfunded pension obligation and an eroding tax base, he's doing so with a plan to generate thousands of jobs, in addition to thousands already employed by Under Armour, while fortifying the local tax base like few other organizations can or will.

Mr. Plank is also unique among his peers in that he has made a priority of manufacturing his company's apparel in the U.S.

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Wake up, people. Kevin Plank is one of the good guys. Must we be so binary and narrow-minded in our thinking, or so desperate to be a part of the cool crowd, that we overlook an extraordinary track record of good business and good deeds for a one-off sound bite specific to economic policy — not immigration, women's rights or a host other issues on which, in my personal opinion, President Trump is way, way off base?

Robert C. Knott, Baltimore

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