Donald Trump May Give Elon Musk Advisory Role If Elected President: Report

Former US President Donald Trump is reportedly considering offering billionaire Elon Musk a White House adviser position if he is re-elected after the 2024 elections, according to a report by The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal.

According to the outlet, the two billionaires discussed a role for the Tesla CEO to have formal input and influence on border security and economic policy, areas Trump has spoken about extensively on his social media platform X (formerly Twitter). Notably, tensions between Trump and Musk have improved with the two speaking by phone “several times a month.” Musk and billionaire investor Nelson Peltz also discussed with Trump efforts to avoid voter fraud and encourage elites not to support President Biden’s reelection campaign.

Brian Hughes, senior adviser to President Trump, New York Post“President Trump will be the only person to have a say in what role individuals play in the presidency. But as has been widely reported and documented in various ways, many of the nation’s most important leaders in technology and innovation are concerned that Biden’s failed economic policies and moves to overburden innovators with government bureaucracy and relentless regulation will harm their industries.”

Musk has become more vocal on political issues in recent years, criticizing several bills as the product of a “woke mind virus.” He has also criticized the Biden administration’s handling of border security, citing record numbers of migrants crossing the southern border into the US illegally in recent years.

Notably, Elon Musk met with Trump along with a number of unnamed wealthy Republican donors in Palm Beach, Florida in March, according to The New York Times. The subject of the meeting is unclear, but it is believed to have taken place as Trump was seeking campaign donors to help him run in the 2024 US elections.

But Musk The Washington Post Trump said he has “never been” to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach mansion. In an interview with CNBC, Donald Trump acknowledged the meeting but said he didn’t know if the billionaire would support him. “I don’t know. I’ve been close to him for years. I’ve helped him. I helped him when he was president. I liked him. We obviously disagree on a little thing, electric cars,” Trump said.

Musk also wrote on his microblogging platform that he would not be donating to any candidates in the election. “Just to be absolutely clear, I am not donating to either candidate for President of the United States,” Musk wrote on March 6.