Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Company, also resigned and said, „In principle, I resigned from the Presidential Council because of the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.”  On November 8, 2016, four days after the Paris Agreement entered into force in the United States, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States by the Republican Party. Many conservative Republicans dispute the extent of human participation in climate change.  Trump is a climate change skeptic who tweeted in 2012 that he believed the concept of global warming was created by China to harm American competitiveness.   During Trump`s 2016 election campaign, Trump promised to revive the coal industry, which he said was hampered by environmental regulations. It has been argued that this has contributed to the support it has received from important Swing States.  His opposition to climate protection remained unchanged during the first months of his presidency, during which he ordered the cancellation of Obama`s Clean Power Plan and other environmental rules.  While celebrated by some members of the Republican Party, international reactions to the withdrawal from the entire political spectrum were largely negative and the decision received strong criticism from religious organizations, businesses, political leaders of all parties, environmentalists and scientists, and citizens of the United States and internationally.    According to the rules of the Paris Agreement, November 4, 2019 is the earliest date on which the Trump administration can formally submit a request to withdraw from the agreement. It would come into effect exactly one year later, the day after the 2020 US presidential election.