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Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, threatened to leave Trump’s business advisory council should the President decide to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

Per Musk’s tweet, he has advised Trump to remain in the 195-nation climate pact. Should Trump decide to pull out, he would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only non-members of the agreement.

While Musk, who sits on Trump’s Strategic and Policy Council of business executives, has come under fire for his presence on the council in the first place, the tech entrepreneur defended his advisory role, saying it was “important” to be a part of the debate.

In addition to foreign leaders at this weekend’s G7 summit and even Pope Francis, Musk is joined by other high-profile CEOs such as Apple’s Tim Cook and Dow Chemical Company’s Andrew Liveris who are imploring the President to remain in the Agreement.

Per Bloomberg:

The executives are trying to capitalize on Trump’s “America first” ideology by warning that a withdrawal would put the U.S. at a disadvantage in a global race to develop and deploy clean-energy technology, potentially ceding that market opportunity to China, the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gas emissions.

A television advertisement that began running Wednesday cites 10 of “America’s biggest CEOs,” including JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and General Electric Co.’s Jeffrey Immelt, as backing the climate pact “because it will benefit American manufacturing and generate jobs.”

Twenty-five companies, including Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. and PG&E Corp., have signed on to a letter set to run as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on Thursday arguing in favor of climate pact.

If Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement, he will not only cede America’s leadership on the international stage, but ignore the will of the very people he claims to want to help. The American public, business leaders, and the international community have made their voices heard. Let there be no doubt: leaving this pact would benefit only Trump’s cronies in the fossil fuel industry, and it would come at a serious, irreversible price.

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