Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Donald Trump's advisory council

Jun 02, 2017 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney CEO Bob Iger has resigned his position on Donald Trunp's business advisory council.

Iger's departure comes in protest to the President's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

He wrote on Twitter, "As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal." The tweet has received 155,000 likes and 45,000 retweets so far.

The Disney CEO joins Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has also left the advisory council. Apple's Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders have spoken out strongly against the decision.

The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.

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Article Posted: Jun 02, 2017 / 11:52am EDT