Members of the Trump regime clap along like subservient children as President Donald Trump announces America’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord on 1 June 2017. Pictured are Steve Bannon, Scott Pruitt, and Mike Pence. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

By Matt Novak
2 June 2017

(Gizmodo) – President Donald Trump stood up in front of the world yesterday and withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord, a global agreement to combat climate change. The agreement had nearly universal support, but Trump said withdrawing is good for American business. But American business leaders disagree.

CEOs from companies in practically every sector of American life issued statements yesterday denouncing Trump’s decision. Business leaders like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger even signaled that this was the last straw, and announced that they’d no longer act as advisors to the president.

Even before Trump’s decision yesterday, the Paris Accord had broad support in the business community. On April 26, 2017 a group of companies wrote an open letter to the president, asking him to stay in the agreement. Companies as diverse as Walmart and DuPont and Intel all signed the letter.

Even energy companies like ExxonMobil, Shell, and Chevron also implored Trump not to drop the Paris Accord in the lead up to yesterday’s announcement from the White House Rose Garden. But he didn’t listen.

Below we have a list of the companies that have thus far reacted directly to Trump’s decision. We can only imagine that this list will continue to grow in the coming weeks. […]

Box

“Trump believes everything is a negotiation. But America’s reputation and trust around the world can’t be negotiated, it’s earned. Or lost,” tweeted Box CEO Aaron Levie. […]

Cargill

“Signing the accord means being a champion for US economic growth and job creation,” Cargill CEO David MacLennan told the Financial Times. “If the US exits international accords like the Paris agreement it will negatively impact trade, economic vitality, the state of our environment and relationships among the world community.” [more]

Companies Think President Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Accord Is Fucking Stupid

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