NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 11: Kevin Plank, chairman of Under Armour Inc., speaks at a news conference March 11, 2013 New York City. Plank was on hand with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to introduce an initiative and research program to study concussions in an effort to improve the safety of professional football players, (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

In the wake of the events in Charlottesville this weekend, Merck, a pharmaceutical company, and their CEO Kenneth Frazier announced Monday morning Frazier would no longer serve on President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council.

About 12 hour slater, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank followed in Frazier’s footsteps.

Plank not only echoed Frazier by announcing his intent to leave through a company mandated press release, but also by hinting that the President’s lack of a response to Charlottesville was a major reason why. Here was Frazier’s announcement released in a Merck press release Monday morning:

With Frazier and Plank leaving, four CEOs have now left the Advisory council since Trump took office.

Along with Plank, Frazier and Musk, Disney CEO Bob Iger left a while ago after Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Shortly after Frazier left this morning, the President tweeted angrily at Frazier and Merck, criticizing them for the move and their alleged business practices.

One has to wonder now if Trump will do something similar towards Plank and if it would then have an impact on UA’s business. Back in April it was reported that due to various retail companies going bankrupt, Under Armour had lost money.

Regardless of whether Plank will cause a Trump Twitter tantrum, various other Twitter users supported UA and Plank for the move:

[Update as of 11:15 PM EST]Five CEOs have now left the group after Intel’s CEO announced he would be leaving the group as well.

“I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing,” Intel’s Krzanich said in an Intel blog post.

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