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Donald Trump reportedly met with billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk as he seems to be to safe additional donors for his 2024 presidential bid.

The assembly between the previous president and the Tesla boss, the second richest particular person on earth in response to Bloomberg, and different Republican donors, occurred on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida.

Three sources with information of the assembly confirmed particulars to The New York Times.

It comes as Mr Trump was searching for a clear sweep of victories on Super Tuesday which might edge him nearer to a rematch for the Oval Office with Joe Biden on 5 November.

According to the New York Times, the previous president and his crew are working to search out further main donors to shore up his funds as he heads into an anticipated normal election towards Mr Biden.

It just isn’t but clear whether or not Mr Musk plans to spend any cash supporting Mr Trump, although his current social media posts recommend he thinks that Mr Biden’s time in workplace ought to come to an finish.

The assembly between the previous president and the Tesla boss reportedly occurred on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida


The New York Times reported that folks near the tech boss confirmed that that is his private view.

With a hefty unfold of authorized points nonetheless ongoing, and following a current advantageous of over $450m, Mr Trump is at the moment at a monetary drawback to Mr Biden and his associates.

Mr Musk has lengthy portrayed himself as “independent-minded” and a proponent of free speech – particularly along with his acquisition of social media platform X, previously Twitter – and, like many enterprise leaders, has donated to candidates from each events through the years.

However, not like different US billionaires, he has not spent closely on a presidential election, and his donations have been pretty evenly cut up through the years between Democrats and Republicans.

His companies, Tesla and SpaceX, have benefited from federal authorities contracts and subsidies.

The relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Musk has additionally seen its ups and downs, with the latter stepping away from two enterprise advisory councils following Mr Trump’s determination to tug out of the Paris local weather settlement.

Musk purchased social media platform Twitter in October 2022, renaming it X

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“Climate change is real,” Mr Musk posted on Twitter in June 2017. “Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.” The two have had different moments of friction.

But Mr Musk has turn into extra open about his desire for the Republican Party.

After shopping for Twitter in October 2022, Mr Musk reinstated Mr Trump’s account. The former president had been barred from the platform after the January 6 assault on the Capitol – a call that Mr Musk had beforehand recommended was a mistake.

In addition the tech boss has railed towards what he describes because the left’s “woke” agenda and has attacked Mr Biden over the document variety of migrants who’ve entered the United States throughout his presidency, generally on X.

His feedback about immigration have grown more and more alarmist, with posts showing to recommend that Democrats are “ushering in vast numbers of illegals” to cheat in elections. There isn’t any proof to help his declare of mass voter fraud.

“America will fall if it tries to absorb the world,” Mr Musk posted on X on Tuesday. Earlier within the day, he posted that the Biden administration’s immigration insurance policies amounted to “treason.”