Elon Musk threatens to leave Trump advisory panels over Paris deal

Electric car magnate Elon Musk on Wednesday threatened to leave President Trump’s advisory councils if Trump takes the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Musk tweeted that he “[w]ill have no choice but to depart councils in that case.”

The owner of the electric carmaker Tesla, and a prominent solar energy advocate, said earlier in the day he did not “know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain.”

He said he would have no choice but to leave the business advisory panels after he was asked via Twitter what he would do if Trump exit Paris.

Musk is a member of Trump’s manufacturing jobs and infrastructure councils, in addition to the president’s strategic and policy forum.

Musk has faced criticism for his role on the advisory councils. He has pushed back against activists by saying they should support his membership on the advisory panels to represent a more progressive view.

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    MCPR

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    “Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case” Translation: “There will be insufficient opportunities for rent-seeking and graft.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Why dont he hop into one his electic cars and take real nice long drive to Greenland don,t let the atlantic ocean get in his way MUST JUST GO AWAY

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    G

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    Musk is an egotistical parasite, sapping the taxpayers to finance his adventures that cannot sustain themselves in a free market environment. Adios Elon.

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    Rhee

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    No big loss there, this guy is among the biggest HOGS of all the “renewable energy credits” scam, without which there wouldn’t be as Tesla motor vehicle at all.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    There are two perfect makes of cars for liberals the Flintstone car and the Gilligans island car both a foot powred

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    Vortigern

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    Who needs Elon Musk besides Elon Musk ?
    Ditto adoptive identity ” George Soros ” ?
    If they never existed would things be worse ?
    If they disappeared would they be missed ?
    LESSON
    Any loathsome scum or egomaniac
    can get attention and even be listened to
    IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.
    But having loads of money does not mean
    YOU ARE WORTHY OF ANYTHING.

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    Sonnyhill

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    Apparently Russian subterfuge handed the White House to Trump. Is it OK if Merkel, Macron,Soros, Musk, foreigners all, attempt to undermine the GOP before the midterm elections? Hypocrital MSM will cheer them on.

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    David Lewis

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    It was a big mistake to have Musk part of the panel in the first place. We are far better off without his influence.

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    Edmonton Al

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    Definition:
    musk
    məsk
    noun
    1.
    a strong-smelling reddish-brown substance.

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    rick

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    do widzenia – as they say in Poland

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    Moose

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    Wasn’t he the guy who got 4 billion from the us to go play with his cars?
    Pay back time!

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