Business leaders rebuke Trump for climate accord pullout

The president’s decision—made despite a spectrum of pleas and protests—draws fire from a slew of high-profile names, including honchos at Apple, GE, Disney, Tesla and Goldman Sachs.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, which seeks to unify member countries’ efforts to combat global warming.

The decision—which makes the U.S. one of a scant few abstaining from the global endeavor—was met with great resistance from progressives, members of his own administration, and some of the world’s most visible business leaders.

Perhaps most notably, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he would step down from the presidential advisory councils to which he belonged.

Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger followed suit:

As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.

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