Elon Musk and Bob Iger are stepping down from Donald Trump's business councils after the US leader announced his withdrawal from the historical Paris climate deal [VIDEO] on Thursday. Shortly after the leader made his decision, the SpaceX and Disney CEOs confirmed their resignation from the presidential councils.

'Leaving Paris is not good for America'

Before the president could even make a decision regarding the 2015 pact [VIDEO], Musk has said that he will surely step down from his post as the Trump's adviser one the leader decides to withdraw from the climate deal. In on of his posts, the SpaceX CEO said he would have "no choice" but to leave the councils if the US president actually decides to leave the international deal.

The 45-year-old tycoon from South Africa is among the 18 business leaders who is working as Trump's adviser. Musk previously said he has reached out to the president regarding the Paris agreement and has advised the leader to give his full commitment to curb climate change.

In his statement after the withdrawal was announced, the SpaceX CEO underlined that "climate change is real" and that Trump's decision to get out of the Paris accord is will do no good for the US and the rest of the world.

Iger, on the other hand, formally stepped down from the Strategic and Policy Forum "as a matter of principle" after the president gave his decision on the international pact. Despite being on the president's advisory council, the head of Disney previously admitted he had not attended any of their meetings due to conflicting schedules.

Although Iger expressed his support to Trump on his proposed tax reforms, the American businessman does not agree that the US needs to close its borders from immigrants to secure public safety.

'We're getting out

Speaking from the White House, the US president reiterated his view of the Paris agreement. He firmly said the pact is "unfair" to his people who suffer from its economic disadvantages, while other foreign countries will enjoy the benefits of this 2015 pact.

Trump, however, added that he is not ruling out the idea of re-entering the same deal or join a whole new agreement on conditions that are fair to him and his citizens. In his afternoon speech, the US president sternly said he only wants "fair treatment" from these international deals.

He added that his decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord is for the people he is serving, and not for Paris.