‘Can the world handle a Musk and Trump tag team?’ The two giants have Palm Beach meeting, X is buzzing

Pro-Trump conservatives reacted with excitement Tuesday to news that former President Donald Trump recently met with billionaire Elon Musk.

The New York Times confirmed via anonymous sources that Trump met with Musk, along with “a few wealthy Republican donors,” in Palm Beach on Sunday. The Times’ sources also said that Trump has recently praised Musk to his allies and is seeking a one-on-one meeting with him sometime soon.

“It’s not yet clear whether Mr. Musk plans to spend any of his fortune on Mr. Trump’s behalf,” according to the Times. “But his recent social media posts suggest he thinks it’s essential that Mr. Biden be defeated in November — and people who have spoken to Mr. Musk privately confirmed that is indeed his view.”

It’s true Musk has been exceedingly critical of President Joe Biden as of late, particularly on the issue of illegal migration:

“[A] person close to Mr. Musk, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that if he does get behind Mr. Trump, his views about immigration will have been a significant motivator,” the Times notes.

The Times, a far-left outlet, goes on to bemoan that Musk could, were he to decide to financially back Trump, “almost single-handedly erase what is expected to be Mr. Biden and his allies’ huge financial advantage over the former president.”

Conversely, it’s very unlikely — if not outright impossible — that Musk will suddenly change teams and back Biden instead, given as the two have been at each others’ throats.

For example, in 2021 the president purposefully didn’t invite Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla to an electric vehicle summit.

Years later, Musk still remains upset over this:

The Biden administration has also opened multiple investigations into Musk over his business practices.

That being said, the Times notes Musk did visit the Biden White House in September to discuss artificial intelligence. However, he and Biden didn’t meet during the visit.

As previously noted, news of Trump meeting with Musk triggered excitement from conservatives.

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To be clear, Trump and Musk have also bumped heads.

“In 2017, the billionaire famously stepped away from two business advisory councils when Mr. Trump was president over Mr. Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement,” according to the Times.

And then “in the summer of 2022, he and the former president traded insults, with Mr. Trump calling him an expletive and Mr. Musk saying it was time for the former president to ‘sail into the sunset.'”

Trump previously raised Musk in a 2020 CNBC interview, saying, “You have to give him credit. I spoke to him very recently, and he’s also doing the rockets. He likes rockets. And – he does good at rockets too, by the way. I never saw where the engines come down with no wings, no anything, and they’re landing. I said I’ve never seen that before.”

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Vivek Saxena

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