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Elon Musk And Disney CEO Resign From Trump's Council Over Paris Climate Change Accord

The announcement of US President Donald Trump that US would withdraw from Paris climate change accord prompted high-profile citizens to quit as member of White House Council.The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger was one of the first persons who decided to step down from the White House Council which is full of high-profile people. These high profile members of the council, to which Iger served, is created to help the US President in deciding what's right and wrong at the global level for the US.While joining the Council, Iger had said: "I made a decision that I thought was in the best interests of our company and of our industry, to have an opportunity to express points of view directly to the President of the United States and to his administration," quoted Resistance Report.However, Robert Iger's announcement to quit wasn't the only surprise. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, tweeted that he is resigning from White House Council.Let's have a look who tweeted what!

Change in climate is an 'urgent' threat'.

The heads of the famous, biggest, and most prominent American technology companies have expressed disappointment on President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from Paris climate change accord.In different statements, biggest business brands of America like Amazon, Disney, Tesla, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Apple have said that climate change is an "urgent threat" and needs a global combat to win the fight.

CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, called it a short sighted decision of Trump.

Jack even retweeted some stories and statements which disapproved Trump’s decision to pull the US from the Paris agreement. One of his tweets also included a message from young and the newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron which read, "Make Our Planet Great Again."

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this in his Facebook post.

Within 24 hours of his this post, Zuckerberg managed to spread the message to at least 200k people around the world who reacted on his post. It has more than 14K shares and 7K comments.

Tesla Founder Elong Musk Tweeted this.

It was appreciated by people around the world stating that it's nice to see Musk following his promise to resign from Trump’s two major business advisory councils if President Trump pulls the America from the global climate change agreement.

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai's tweet reads:

Even companies like IBM published an article on their website in which they stated, "The company supported and still supports US participation in the Paris agreement". 

All these eminent people were included in Trump's panel to help him in making the right decisions.

And now, when President Trump isn't giving them the required attention and importance to their opinions, it's painful to see these people leave.

Investment banking company, Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd tweeted this:

Lloyd, who is not the part of a Trump's advisory panel, has done nothing but added fuel to the fire to ignite critics of Trump administration.

Chairperson and CEO of Pepsico, Indra Nooyi,  said:

"In its attempt to reduce the emissions, Pepsi has signed the business world's edition of Paris Climate agreement. The program is backed by UN and other organisations which are in its support."

Indra Nooyi's take on President Trump.

CEO of Pepsico said, "No doubt Trump could switch to Coke, but he should know that they've signed the deal too."

What next?

Who will win this batttle - Trump's America or People's America? It will be interesting to see. Subscribe