In a truly shocking move, Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has publicly declared his support for former US President Donald Trump, who was arrested yesterday on multiple charges.
In a tweet that has since gone viral, Musk expressed his solidarity with the disgraced former leader, writing: “I stand with Donald Trump. He may have his flaws, but he’s a man who gets things done. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”
The statement has caused widespread outrage among Musk’s followers and detractors alike, with many accusing the tech mogul of being tone-deaf and insensitive to the harm that Trump has inflicted upon countless individuals and communities.
Some have speculated that Musk’s endorsement of Trump may be motivated by his desire to secure political favors for his businesses or to curry favor with right-wing politicians and voters.
Regardless of his motives, however, Musk’s decision to align himself with Trump has already had serious consequences for his public image and brand reputation.
Many have called for a boycott of Tesla and SpaceX products, and some have even begun protesting outside of Musk’s headquarters.
Only time will tell how Musk’s controversial stance will affect his businesses and his legacy as a prominent figure in the tech industry.
But for now, it seems clear that his support for Trump has alienated a significant portion of his fanbase and may have lasting repercussions for his personal and professional life.