-- High profile business leaders are reacting to President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, including executives from three of Silicon Valley's biggest and most influential tech firms as well as other blue-chip U.S. businesses in finance, energy and manufacturing.
The backlash from leaders of large U.S. corporations contrasts with Trump's statements saying the agreement's restrictions would hurt American jobs and businesses.
"The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States," said Trump, adding later, "I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America's interests." The president left open the possibility that the U.S. could re-enter an altered compact.
Here's a look at what several organizations and leaders are saying:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt
Disney CEO Robert Iger
The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC News.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Sustainability Officer Lara Birkes
“As a global company with customers that span that world, HPE stands with leading businesses and the international community in reaffirming strong support for the Paris Agreement.”
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
"We will continue to work with like-minded businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders to support solutions that will create a more sustainable and economically strong future for the people and communities touched by our business around the world. It's not only the right thing for the planet, but also the right path forward for business growth, job creation and human health."
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
"In recent weeks, we have joined several of the largest U.S. companies to urge President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change. We maintain that our nation’s leadership on this issue is vital to U.S. business interests and critical to protecting our environment for future generations."
Mars CEO Grant Reid
“Mars stands by the Paris Climate Agreement. We remain committed to work with all governments and our supply chain partners around the world to achieve the carbon reduction targets the planet needs.”