The remarkably unstable machine that is Trump’s White House continues to go off the rails following the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
This decision puts America in rather lonely company with Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not included in the coalition of nations committed to lowering emissions and doing their part to help the environment. Following the controversial decision, innovative billionaire and staunch climate-change activist Elon Musk announced that he would be stepping down from his position on White House advisory councils. Stating that “climate change is real” and “leaving Paris is not good for America or the world”, Musk set an example that was immediately followed by the Disney’s CEO Bob Iger.
Iger stated in a tweet “As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over #ParisAgreement withdrawal”. He then released a lengthier statement, “Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren’t mutually exclusive.
I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement”. This leaves Michael Dell of Dell, Brian Krzanich of Intel, and Ginni Rommetty of IBM as the only remaining CEOs on the White House advisory council.