Elon Musk says he’s waiting to see how the upcoming presidential debates turn out before saying who he’s voting for.
Musk discussed politics during Monday’s episode of “Sway,” a podcast hosted by The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. Swisher asked him about President Donald Trump and Musk’s dealings with the administration when it comes to fossil fuels and the environment.
When it comes to Tesla and electric cars, Trump has been “as supportive as he can be,” Musk said, given the amount of support he has from oil and gas companies.
But Musk has also openly disagreed with Trump, particularly around the administration’s recent suspension of H1-B visas for skilled workers and Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords in 2017, which caused Musk to leave Trump’s advisory council.
Musk doesn’t appear to have supported Trump in 2016 — prior to the election, he said that Trump was “probably not the right guy” to lead the country because he “doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.”
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