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Trump Considers Making Elon Musk an Adviser if He Wins: Report

๐ŸŒˆ Abstract

The article discusses the possibility of Elon Musk becoming an advisor to former President Donald Trump if Trump wins re-election. It covers the reported conversations between the two, their past interactions, and the potential implications of Musk's involvement in Trump's potential presidency.

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[01] Trump Considers Making Elon Musk an Adviser if He Wins: Report

1. What are the key details about the reported conversations between Trump and Musk?

  • Trump and Musk have been in contact for months about the possibility of Musk taking on an advisory role if Trump wins re-election.
  • Musk now calls Trump directly from his cell phone several times a month, and the talks are preliminary but could potentially lead to Musk becoming more involved with policy, possibly related to border security or the economy.
  • Musk would aid Trump's re-election effort by contributing to the Trump war chest and leveraging his influence with other wealthy donors, though he has not committed to a public endorsement.

2. What was the context of the initial meeting between Trump and Musk?

  • The two first met up at a donor breakfast in early March hosted at the Palm Beach, Florida residence of fellow billionaire Nelson Peltz.
  • The topic of Musk becoming a Trump adviser came up during this event, with one source likening it to former Marvel chairman Isaac Perlmutter's advisory role within the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Trump administration.

3. How has Musk's political stance and relationship with Trump evolved over time?

  • Shortly after acquiring Twitter (now X) in 2022, Musk made public fanfare over reactivating Trump's account, which had been suspended after the January 6 insurrection. However, Trump ignored the gesture and continued to post on his own social media platform, Truth Social.
  • As Musk's political leanings have gone further to the right, driven by a rejection of what he has called the "woke mind virus" ideology, it's not surprising that he's been willing to sit down with Trump.

[02] Other Topics Discussed Between Trump and Musk

  • The U.S. Space Force, which was created during Trump's first term in office
  • Musk's tech companies and the electric-vehicle industry, which Trump has criticized at his rallies
  • Immigration
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