Elon Musk to Advise President-Elect Donald TrumpWednesday, December 14, 2016
Elon Musk has entered President-Elect Donald Trump’s orbit.
The billionaire founder of rocket manufacturer Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. has accepted an advisory role in Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a non-partisan policy council.
Other members of the advisory forum include Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi, JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon, General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra, and Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger.
Previously, Musk had criticized Trump as not fit for the presidency.
“He doesn't seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States," Musk said on CNBC during an interview on Nov. 4.
Musk joins several executives from Los Angeles that have signed up for roles within the in-coming Trump administration. Hedge fund owner Steven Mnuchin of Bel Air is nominated to be Trump’s Treasury Secretary and billionaire real estate investor Thomas Barrack is the chair of the inauguration committee.