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Elon Musk Endorses Andrew Yang for President

byVictor Tangermann
8. 12. 19
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"Thank you Elon — this means a great deal."

“I Support Yang”

On Saturday, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk endorsed Democratic candidate Andrew Yang for the 2020 presidential election.

“I support Yang,” Musk tweeted on Saturday, in response to a different Twitter user who was commenting on Yang’s tweet about how “changing one’s mind is not a bad thing.”

“Thank you Elon – this means a great deal,” Yang replied. “Congrats on building the future.”

Universal Talking Points

Musk shares several views with Yang, most notably Yang’s endorsement of a basic income, something that is “obviously needed,” as Musk pointed out in a Saturday follow-up tweet.

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Basic income is the idea that every citizen deserves a basic amount of money from the government to be part of society. Yang proposed to give each American a monthly $1,000 — something Yang says could even address climate change.

Goth President

The notoriously jokey Musk followed up by tweeting that Yang would be “our first openly goth president. I think this is very important.”

The post may have been a nod to Yang’s mostly black wardrobe — or just more silliness from Musk.

READ MORE: Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he supports Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, calling universal basic income ‘Obviously needed’ [South China Morning Post]

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