Elon Musk Quits Donald Trump
Mere minutes after Donald Trump finished his batshit bonkers speech about exiting the Paris Climate Accord, White House advisory council member Elon Musk did what many have urged him to do for months: he quit.
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
Which poses the question: Why did Elon Musk join Donald Trump’s presidential councils in the first place? Late last year, Musk drew widespread criticism after he met with the then president-elect in the polished barf halls of Trump Tower. The Tesla founder, after all, must have known that this carrot-topped blood sausage was a climate change denier and Hollywood-ready supervillain. Yet Musk joined Trump’s Strategic Policy Forum and agreed to advise Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiatives. Soon after the president took office in January, Musk also got involved with the very vague Office of American Innovation, a Jared Kushner fuckup-in-the-making.