On Saturday, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk endorsed Democratic candidate Andrew Yang for the 2020 presidential election.
“Thank you Elon – this means a great deal,” Yang replied. “Congrats on building the future.”
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.
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.
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