Elon Musk says he would ‘absolutely’ have been in power in 2020
Elon Musk, the chief executive of SpaceX, has said that he would have been president if he had been alive in 2020.
In an interview with CNBC that aired on Monday, Musk said he would “absolutely” have been the US president if things had gone as planned.
He said: “I think there are a lot of things that we would have done differently.”
I think the president would have had to have a pretty good understanding of what’s happening in the world and the fact that the United States is actually the world’s most powerful country.
“It would have taken a lot more time for the US to understand the world than it would have for us.”
Musk, who founded SpaceX in 1997, said the US would have “lost out” if Trump hadn’t taken action on climate change.
“If we had stayed on the sidelines, the United Kingdom and China would have made a lot less money and maybe the US wouldn’t have been able to compete at all,” he said.
Musk has been accused of being an ungrateful billionaire for not investing in the US during the economic crisis of 2008, which saw the US economy collapse.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said Musk was “very smart” for not doing more to help the US after the 2008 crash.
“He’s got the brain of a gorilla and I think the world has the brain and the money to do that,” Trump said.