The business community turned its back on President Donald Trump in a huge way this week.
Trump announced his intentions this week to end U.S. involvement in the so-called Paris climate agreement, but that plan has caused a major backlash among practically every sector of the American economy. Representatives for some of America’s largest corporations announced this week that they will break ties with the Trump administration because of the Paris climate agreement fiasco.
As just one example, Disney CEO Bob Iger blasted Trump through a public social media posting on Thursday afternoon (via Twitter):
As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Bob Iger, the chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said Thursday that he is resigning from President Trump’s advisory council on policy over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal.
Iger tweeted that he was resigning as “a matter of principle” in response to Trump’s formal announcement that he is pulling the U.S. from the Paris agreement.
Iger joins Tesla CEO Elon Musk in resigning from the councils over Trump’s decision. Musk said Thursday that he would drop out of the two councils he was on, tweeting, “Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”
Other CEOs said they would stay on the advisory councils, including Ginni Rometty of IBM, Brian Krzanich of Intel and Michael Dell of Dell.
Before Trump’s anti-environment announcement on Thursday, several business leaders spoke out and urged the administration not to end U.S. involvement in the Paris agreement. Those pleas apparently fell on deaf ears, as Trump went ahead with his plan anyway.
Read more, from Liberal Speak’s previous coverage:
Nobody wants to work with President Donald Trump!
Yet another one of Trump’s advisers is now threatening to cut ties with the administration because of Trump’s terrible behavior and awful policy positions. This week, Elon Musk, a high-tech business entrepreneurial, said he will no longer serve on White House councils if Trump decides to move forward with ending U.S. involvement in the international climate change agreement.
Musk made the statement to his millions of online followers, suggesting he soon may have “no choice” but to cease involvement with the Trump administration over the so-called Paris agreement.