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Musk could leave Trump councils if U.S. exits Paris Agreement

Musk could leave Trump councils if U.S. exits Paris Agreement

Posted June. 02, 2017 07:11,   

Updated June. 02, 2017 07:33


"Don't know which way Paris (climatic agreement) will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain,” said Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, on Wednesday on Twitter. When asked what he will do if President Trump makes the decision to leave, Musk said, he “will have no choice but depart councils in that case.”

Whenever asked why he is helping Trump, Musk, the rock-star CEO of American industry, has defended his stance saying "blind hate cannot be the right answer" and that he is "not working for Trump" but just trying to provide advice for a positive direction. When Trevor Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, stepped down from Trump’s economic advisory council following the accusation that he catered to Trump executive order on immigration in February, Musk said he believes “engaging on critical issues will on balance serve the greater good.”

Afterwards, U.S. media outlets proposed an outlook that President Trump and Musk, the alumni of Wharton School, may strike an unexpected chord in reviving manufacturing industry and creating new jobs in America.

Hyong-gwon Pu bookum90@donga.com