Saturday, June 3, 2017

Elon Musk dumps Trump over Paris Accord


Yesterday, I shared The Weather Channel telling off Trump for leaving climate agreement.  Today, as promised, I have more reactions from people who publicly disagreed with Trump.  Chief among them was Elon Musk, who warned that We'll Leave White House Councils If US Leaves Paris Accord as CNBC reported on Wednesday.

CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Elon Musk's threat to leave White House advisory councils should President Trump exit from the Paris Climate Accord.
Follow over the jump for the reactions from Musk and other business leaders when Trump followed through.

CNN Money reported yesterday morning that Musk was among the Top CEOs to Trump: You're wrong on climate change.

After President Trump decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, top executives like Apple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg expressed deep disappointment.
If Trump made his decision for business, then business did not agree with it.

That's not all.  CBS This Morning listed Musk by name in the description for How business leaders are reacting to Trump's Paris accord decision.

Business leaders slammed President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. IBM, ExxonMobil and Amazon support the accord, and both Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney's Bob Iger say they will leave Mr. Trump's economic advisory council because of the decision. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the business impact of the decision.
I'm with Hobson, who is married to George Lucas, on this issue.  This decision, if not reversed, will cede leadership on green energy to China.  That's a dumb thing to do, but I've never accused Trump of being smart.

It took Trump defying Musk to get the latter to resign as one of Trump's advisors, but people had been asking him to do that for a couple of months, as CNBC reported in New Calls For Elon Musk to 'Dump Trump' from this past April.

Doug Derwin, Silicon Valley startup investor, discusses his push to get Elon Musk to 'dump Trump.' Derwin says President Trump's policies directly contradict Musk's core values.
Now that Musk has resigned from Trump's advisory councils, will Derwin make good on his promise to donate $1 million to a charity?  I hope so.

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