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Elon Musk Endorses Andrew Yang for President

August 12th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Sci-Fi Visions
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“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.

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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