As of late, businesses that have spoken out against President Trump and his agenda have been feeling it in their wallets, but that didn’t stop the CEO of Nike from doing exactly that.
Mark Parker is the chairman and CEO of Nike, Inc., and apparently he believes a temporary moratorium on potentially dangerous migrants is a bad thing. In a blistering statement regarding President Trump’s executive order, Parker let the world know where he stands, and Trump supporters aren’t going to be too happy about it.
According to Truth Feed, Parker’s statement reads [grammatical errors his]:
Nike believes in a world where everyone celebrates the power of diversity. Regardless of whether Or how you worship. where you come from Or who you love, everyone’s individual experience is what make us stronger as a whole. Those values are being threatened by the recent executive order in the U.S. banning refugees, as well as visitors, from seven Muslim-majority countries. This is a policy we don’t support. And I know we’re all asking what this means for our future. for our friends. Our families and Our broader community.
Today. I’m thinking of everyone who is impacted. like Sir MO Farah. Mo. four-time Olympic gold medalist. now lives in Oregon with his family. He was born in Somalia and moved to Britain when he was eight. He has dedicated his life to competing for his adopted country. And yet, MO fears that he may not be allowed to return from his training camp in Ethiopia to see his wife and children in Portland. I was moved by the powerful statement MO shared this morning. What MO will always have — what the entire Nike family can always count on — is the support of this company. We will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every member Of Our family: Our colleagues. Our athletes and their loved ones.
Nike stands together against bigotry and any form of discrimination. We’ve learned that On the field Of play. where fairness and mutual respect are the rule, not the exception. Now. more than ever. let’s stand up for our values and remain open and inclusive as a brand and as a company. We are at our best when we recognize the value of our diverse community.
Thanks, Mark Parker
Chairman. President and CEO, NIKE, Inc.
Are you up to speed on short sales? Because Nike is probably going to be a great stock to short once this news spreads, just ask most every other business who’s come out against Trump.