Disney CEO Joins Elon Musk In Ditching Trump Over Paris Withdrawal

WASHINGTON ? The CEO of The Walt Disney Company joined Tesla founder Elon Musk on Thursday in announcing he will no longer advise President Donald Trump in light of his decision to pull the U.S. out of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

?As a matter of principle, I?ve resigned from the President?s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal,? Robert Iger, Disney?s chairman and CEO, wrote on Twitter.

Iger?s departure came just a couple of hours after Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, followed through on a promise he made Wednesday to part ways with Trump if the president decided to back out of the accord. 

?Climate change is real,? Musk wrote on Twitter. ?Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.? 

Musk and Iger were among 19 executives serving on Trump?s business advisory council

Earlier this week, in a post to Twitter, Musk said he?d done all he could to advise Trump against walking away from the landmark pact. On Thursday, however, Trump did just that, breaking a promise America made to the world that it would do its part to reduce carbon emissions in an effort to ward off the worst effects of global climate change.

In addition to opposing Trump?s stance on Paris, Musk was one of just two of Trump?s business advisers to condemn the president?s executive order targeting immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries. Musk had also defended his decision to join the advisory council. He tweeted in February that ?activists should be pushing for more moderates to advise [the] President, not fewer.? 

Other members of Trump?s advisory council did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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