President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord has driven even reluctant Twitterer Lloyd Blankfein to the platform for the first time since he joined — or his assistant joined him — in 2011.
Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement— Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) June 1, 2017
The Goldman Sachs CEO and other business leaders were quick to bemoan the president’s decision, which represents a huge step away from American commitments to fighting climate change. In the run-up to the Thursday announcement, even fossil fuel companies like Exxon Mobil urged remaining within the accord.
But no matter: Blankfein is just the sort of “globalist” elite who isn’t part of Trump’s base. He was famously attacked in a late campaign ad that had anti-Semitic undertones. But one Goldman alum is definitely happy with the decision, and indeed pushed it: chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Paris Pullout Forces Blankfein To Tweet In Protest
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.