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Elon Musk to depart council if Trump leaves climate deal

Elon Musk to depart council if Trump leaves climate deal
Posted at 11:14 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 21:15:11-04

(CNN) - The prospect of President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is having a chilling effect on Elon Musk.

The CEO of SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla said he'll leave the president's business advisory council if Trump decides to withdraw.

In a tweet, Musk said:

"Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to the president, through others in White House and via councils, that we remain."

He then added in response to a question:

"Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case."

Musk opposed Trump's election, but decided to stay on the White House advisory boards, until now.

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