Thursday, June 01, 2017

June 1, 2017

Donald Trump is expected to ignore billionaire businessman Elon Musk's advice to stick with the Paris Accord on climate change.
Musk - who serves on three White House economic advisory councils - says he will dump Trump if the President withdraws US support on the major climate change agreement.
"Don't 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," Musk said on Twitter.
He added he would have "no choice" but to depart Trump's advisory councils if the US pulled out of the climate deal.

Influencing policy doesn't matter if it isn't applied in practice. In realizing Elon Musk is ignored, Trump's councils are probably an opportunity to picks the brains of geniuses rather than improve USA jobs and economics.

June 1, 2017
By Danielle Muoio

...Musk is on two of Trump's councils: (click here) an economic advisory board and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative....

Trump's style is to retaliate, so Elon and his enterprises should be ready with attorneys. If that is the course of this administration, I would expect Mr. Musk to take his business to Canada or some other western country willing to entertain that talent, like New Zealand where their space program is in it's earliest stages.

It would not surprise me if talented people, like Elon Musk depart from the USA to seek peace from Trump's harassing behavior should he take that path. An individual leaving a country is far different than threats to a company with excise taxes, etc.

The USA should pay attention to it's inventors and experts. The country needs them. They should be respected for their points of view. They are some of the most talented people in this country and their opinions matter. Trump doesn't like them because their stereotyped as "Liberal" and who wants them within US borders anyway.