“Thank you Elon — this means a great deal. Congrats on building the future"
CNBC reports that Elon Musk has expressed his support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
The Asian American politician had tweeted “I don’t expect people to agree with me on everything- that would be odd. My main hope is that people trust that I’m trying to solve problems and I’m open to different approaches – particularly if the data drives in a particular direction. Changing one’s mind is not a bad thing.”
Hardcore History podcast host Dan Carlin retweeted Yang’s tweet adding, “how weird that this should be a somewhat novel thing to say.”
Musk simply replied, “I support Yang.”
Yang had pledged to give $1,000 a month in free cash to every American aged 18 or older if he is elected president in 2020.
The Tesla boss had previously backed the idea of universal basic income.
“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,” Musk told CNBC in 2016. “Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.”
Yang also made headlines recently for visibly breaking down after hearing how a woman lost her 4-year-old daughter killed by a stray bullet as her twin brother witnessed it.
I support Yang
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 10, 2019