Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has resigned from White House Advisory Council due to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Iger took to Twitter to announce his decision.
As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017
According to the White House, “the decision is a fulfillment of the promise President Trump made to the American people during his campaign. During the address in the Rose Garden at the White House, the President vowed that the U.S. would maintain its position as a world leader in clean energy, while protecting the economy and strengthening the work force.”
Iger joins fellow CEO Elon Musk of Tesla and Space X in withdrawing from the council following the announcement of the President’s decision. Iger had previously been pressured to resign due to some of Trump’s controversial statements but said that it was important to have a voice at the table, even when he disagreed with the President.