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In search of money, Trump meets Elon Musk

In search of money, Trump meets Elon Musk

According to the New York Times, the former president is looking for new donors to his campaign to reach the White House

Former US President Donald Trump met with businessman Elon Musk, on Sunday (March 3, 2024), in Palm Beach, Florida, according to what the American press reported. Newspaper New York times He said he spoke to three people familiar with the matter, who said the meeting was also attended by some GOP donors.

According to the post, Trump is looking for more donations for his campaign and hopes to hold a one-on-one meeting with the billionaire soon. Musk has, according to classification from Bloomberg Billionaires IndexWith a net worth of US$198 billion.

Musk has donated to Republican and Democratic candidates over the years. Its companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX, have benefited from federal government contracts and subsidies. SpaceX currently has a partnership with NASA, the North American space agency

The businessman has previously criticized both Trump and current US President Joe Biden. In 2017, for example, he said Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement was bad for the country. At that time, he resigned from two business advisory boards.

Climate change is real. Leaves [o Acordo de] Paris is not good for America or the world“, he wrote on his personal page X (Which was still called Twitter at the time).

Recently, Musk criticized the Biden government's immigration policy. According to the billionaire, they are equivalent to “betrayal“.

Written in X Monday (March 4, 2024): “they [democratas] They import voters. That's why far-left groups are fighting so hard to end voter ID requirements under the ridiculous pretext of protecting the right to vote.“.

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A person close to Musk spoke on condition of anonymity New York timesIf the businessman supports Trump, his views on immigration would be a big motivator, he said.