US Elections 2024: Donald Trump considering Elon Musk as policy advisor for White House if he wins 2024 US Polls

Although the specifics are not yet finalized, Trump and Musk have been discussing how Musk could provide ‘formal input’ on issues such as the border, the economy, and voting fraud.

ANI
First Published30 May 2024
Former US President Donald Trump
Former US President Donald Trump(Bloomberg)

Former US President Donald Trump is considering appointing Tesla CEO Elon Musk as an advisor to the White House as the 2024 Presidential elections draw near, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Although the specifics are not yet finalized, Trump and Musk have been discussing how the Tesla leader could provide "formal input" on issues such as the border, the economy, and voting fraud.

Musk, the third-richest man in the world, and Trump have recently begun to build a rapport. WSJ report noted that the two speak on the phone "several times a month."

Additionally, Musk and billionaire investor Nelson Peltz have discussed with Trump a campaign Musk initiated in November to persuade corporate executives not to support President Biden, according to the report.

Musk, the founder of SpaceX and owner of the social media platform X, has publicly opposed Biden and has previously stated he would not financially support any candidate.

The South African-born billionaire, who became a US citizen in 2002, has maintained an independent stance. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, he met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago following Trump’s victories on Super Tuesday, solidifying his position as the presumptive Republican nominee.

In a cryptic post in March regarding the US presidential elections, Musk stated he had no plans to donate money to either candidate. On X, he wrote, "Just to be super clear, I am not donating money to either candidate for US President."

Historically, Musk has contributed to both Republicans and Democrats, similar to many other business leaders. According to The New York Times, unlike other American billionaires, he has not heavily invested in a presidential campaign and has divided his contributions roughly equally between the two parties.

Trump and Biden are set to face off in the presidential elections scheduled for November this year. Biden is dealing with domestic issues and foreign policy challenges, particularly the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. Meanwhile, Trump is dealing with multiple criminal cases.

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