The CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, just joined Elon Musk in quitting Trump’s advisory council. The reason behind Iger’s decision is Trump’s latest unpopular move to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords.
He called his resignation “a matter of principle” in his latest tweet.
As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the President’s Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Iger was under a lot of fire and criticism after joining the jobs council. He defended his move by saying that it was valuable for the company to have “a voice in the room.”
“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,” Iger said at the March meeting.
But the CEO of Disney is not the first high-profile exit from the council.
Elon Musk was the first one to criticize Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, and confirm his confirm his departure from the presidential councils through a tweet.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
Elon Musk and Bob Iger are the only CEOs who’ve publicly announced their resignation, for now. The other high-profile members including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Dell CEO Michael Dell, and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich are still on board.
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