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Under Armour CEO: Trump is 'a real asset for the country'

Kevin plank in the white houseGetty/Chip Somodevilla

Under Armour CEO 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.”

Trump has earned a reputation as a business-friendly president in his recent tenure in the Oval Office. He passed an Executive Order to “repeal two regulations for every new regulation passed,” and met with a council of business leaders (including Plank) to discuss current roadblocks to business growth. Trump has 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, referring to Trump’s plans to build a border wall 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.”

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