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In Shoutout For Trump At Tesla Meet, Elon Musk Calls Him A Cybertruck Fan

President Trump recently praised Musk at a rally in Arizona, saying he was a “big fan” of electric vehicles and of the man himself.

Elon Musk praised Donald Trump in front of a crowd of fans and Tesla shareholders at the automaker’s annual meeting, saying the former president calls him frequently and is a “big fan” of the futuristic Cybertruck.

“I’ve spoken to him a few times, and he calls me out of the blue for no reason,” the Tesla CEO said Thursday during a conference call at the company’s headquarters in Austin. “I don’t know why, but he does this.”

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has said he would reverse policies put in place by President Joe Biden to boost sales of electric vehicles, saying they don’t work and would harm U.S. auto workers.

However, Trump and Musk have grown closer recently, with Musk advising the former president on cryptocurrency policy.

President Trump recently praised Musk at a rally in Arizona, saying he was a “big fan” of electric vehicles and of the man himself.

Musk said Trump is “very gracious when I call him.” The Tesla CEO said he told Trump that EVs are good for the future and that the U.S. is the leader in battery-powered vehicles.

“A lot of his friends own Teslas now and they love Teslas, and he’s a big fan of the Cybertruck himself,” Musk said at the shareholder meeting. “So I think that’s probably a factor.”

During a lengthy Q&A session at the Tesla meeting, Musk also fielded questions about his own physical, mental and emotional well-being. One man called Musk his “absolute idol” and asked if he was doing everything “to take care of myself, my safety, my health, for the future of the company.”

Musk appreciated the sentiment, saying, “I probably need to exercise and try not to get assassinated or anything.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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