Elon Musk steps down from WH councils after Trump ditches Paris climate agreement

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is making good on his threat to step down from his position on White House advisory councils after President Trump announced this Thursday that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord.

“Am departing presidential councils,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”

The following day, Musk said he’d done all he could to advise the President against withdrawal from the agreement and vowed to step down if his warnings were not heeded.

In the wake of criticism for taking on a role in Trump’s White House, Musk said that he didn’t care who the president is as long as he could make sure he could help shape conversations within the Trump administration.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.