Elon Musk to Trump: You Quit Paris, So I Quit You
The presidential bromance between Elon Musk and Donald Trump is over. Elon Musk announced he is quitting Trump and his advisory board. This happened shortly after the president's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement.
The break-up between the two was a long time coming due to their irreconcilable differences and views on climate change. They didn't see eye to eye on the issue. Trump is a climate change denier and Musk is a climate change devotee. It was never meant to be. The two were doomed from the beginning.
Elon Musk's statement following Trump's announcement:
"Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,"
The Tesla Tycoon and SpaceX mogul is out and has officially quit two of President Trump's business advisory councils. The decision was made after Trump made this statement.
President Trump's statement:
"The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord,"
"but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States."
Musk was one of 18 business leaders serving on Trump's chief business advisory board known as the Strategic and Policy Forum. He was also an adviser on the president's manufacturing jobs initiative.