This past Wednesday, surrounding reports of President Trump's intention to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Accord, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder, said that if the president indeed kept that promise, he would be left with "no choice" but to quit the White House advisory councils on which he serves.
The following day, both billionaires made good on their threats. Trump announced that he would retrieve the U.S. from its place as a participant in the Paris deal, and Musk tweeted that he will no longer serve on the president's councils:
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement
— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017
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