Figures from Apple, Google, Amazon and more respond to president Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal

Figures from Apple, Tesla, Amazon and more respond to president Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawl

President Trump announced yesterday that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement claiming that he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris".

Claiming that the decision was a bid to protect American jobs, Trump has since released a video statement to his Twitter profile followed by a tweet, which read: "Make America great again".

The move has received a lot of backlash across social media with some branding the President's actions "wreckless". Figures from some of the world's most high-profile technology brands have also responded including Apple's Tim Cook and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey.

Amazon, meanwhile, has released a statement in four parts on its Twitter page.

Both Robert Igor, chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company, and Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX, have both resigned from Trump's presidential councils.

Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Golden Sachs, tweeted his first and only tweet in his six years of having a profile on the platform in response:

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