SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk bailed as one of the White House’s top technology advisers on Thursday after President Donald Trump took America out of the Paris climate agreement.
“Am departing presidential councils,” Musk tweeted moments after Trump backed out of the climate accord.
“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
“Under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the US does from all sources today,” Musk tweeted.
Musk made good on threats to leave President Trump’s team if he did indeed withdraw from the Paris pact.
Musk had sat on two of Trump’s councils, an economic advisory board and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.
The NY Post contributed to this report.