In the wake of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, several CEOs of major international corporations naturally aren’t happy. Of course, the degree of their unrest arguably depends on what degree their companies are invested in alternatives to fossil fuels or how much they otherwise stand to lose (i.e. government subsidies) by the United States pulling out of the deal.
But regardless, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, and even Disney CEO Robert Iger tweeted their displeasure at putting America first:
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.
— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) June 1, 2017
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
Musk and Iger are even taking their ball and going home, announcing via Twitter their plans to withdraw from the president’s business advisory council.
Apparently, bolstering China and India at the expense of American jobs means so much to these people that they are willing to toss away any influence they had because this one thing didn’t go their way.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, however, sees right through the hypocrisy. In a 12:37am tweet Friday morning, Cruz nailed them all to the wall:
In support of Paris, CA billionaires pledge to never again fly private, will only fly commercial. J/K–will quit symbolic councils instead. https://t.co/58QdYaoZVH
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 2, 2017
Which drew plenty of positive reactions:
Ha! You’re right on point! Climate alarmism is just about emotional manipulation, not science. The private jets are proof.
— Linda (@LindaFortWorth) June 2, 2017
Mr Cruz you have truly earned my respect, please continue supporting our @POTUS !!!
— LoneStarDeplorable (@TSpriDeplorable) June 2, 2017
While they depress property values with rising ocean hoax so they can buy beachfront homes for less.
— Gary Carlo (@GaryACarlo) June 2, 2017
POTUS is better off without those advisors giving him bad advice to stay in the Paris fleecing accord.
— Rhonda Nelson (@rln22) June 2, 2017
Not at my expense. Every man woman and child in the US has already “donated” in govt subsidies to Elon Musk so he can have his mansion.
— John Sobeski (@John_Sobeski) June 2, 2017
Musk is just mad because he’s seeing his subsidies flying out the door. Thank you President Trump for standing up for us little guys.
— Shelley Wright (@sd21852) June 2, 2017
Climate Change is a REAL SCAM!!!
— spenceitaliano (@spenceitaliano) June 2, 2017
You’d think if they cared so much for the environment they’d conserve their jets’ emissions and Skype the conference.
— Denise Marie (@MustardSeedish) June 2, 2017
On Thursday, the Texas senator tweeted his strong support for withdrawing from the deal:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 1, 2017
Cruz also had a history less for an academic-type who seems to think the United States was created via treaty:
Just sad. Tenured chair at Harvard, doesn't seem to know how USA was created. Not a treaty. Declaration+Revolutionary War+Constitution=USA. https://t.co/tQALvjdkTs
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 2, 2017
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