Elon Musk is having a fine time throwing around his celebrity status in political circles these days.
The CEO of Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc. Report announced plans to buy Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter Inc. Report for $44 billion in April.
Ever since then, Musk’s tweets have taken on a more political tone, or at least drawn more scrutiny, as he expresses support for Republicans,
and conservatives, and steps up complaints about Democrats and liberals.
Musk is an avowed believer in climate change who, among other things, built up a solar panel company and who markets his electric vehicles as a way to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
So it's perhaps not surprising that he donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign. Back in 2015,
Musk said in an interview hopefully Trump doesn’t get the nomination of the Republican party, because I think that’s…that wouldn’t be good.
After Trump was elected, Musk served on a presidential advisory council of business leaders, for several months.
He resigned when Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate accords.