Nike CEO and co-founder Phil Knight endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Tuesday.
Knight said he’s a big fan of Clinton’s, as he’s not shy to state that she’s “a very capable person and I think she’s going to make an outstanding president.”
Knight, who has endorsed Clinton for vice president, also called on people to support the presumptive Democratic nominee because “there are so many important things at stake.”
He noted that, as CEO of one of the world’s biggest corporations, the company has a “strong track record of being a leader in innovation, investing in our communities, and supporting our workers.”
Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady, is the most recent Democratic presidential contender to endorse a presidential candidate.
She’s the only major party nominee to have endorsed a major-party candidate in 2016, and Knight is not the first to do so.
In 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed former Secretary of State and Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary Tim Kaine.