- Andrew Yang and Elon Musk are both entrepreneurs.
- Yang has warned against companies moving towards automation.
- Musk said that universal basic income is obviously needed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Elon Musk said that he supports Andrew Yang for the 2020 Presidential elections.
This all started when Andrew Yang sent out a tweet on Saturday. The tweet stated that he does not expect people to agree with him on everything. He said, “that would be odd.” Yang further goes on saying that he wants people to trust him to solve problems. He said that he would look at data that would help influence his problem-solving skills.
Yang’s tweet gained traction around Twitter. SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, eventually saw the tweet himself. He responded to Yang with a simple statement, saying “I support Yang.”
This led Twitter users to ask Musk about his stance on Yang’s policies. The main question that Musk responded to is his thoughts on Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI is the idea that every American will receive $1,000 a month, despite their work/social status. Yang’s goal is to get everyone above the poverty line. Musk said that UBI is “obviously needed.”
But Yang and Musk do not see eye to eye with everything. One of Yang’s key policies is human-centered capitalism. Yang said that automation and AI are taking American jobs. He wants to make humans more valuable than earning money faster. Both of Musk’s companies are quickly moving towards automation.
But as Yang’s original tweet said, he does not expect everyone to agree with him on everything. Yang still thanked Musk for his support and building towards the future. Musk has nearly 28.8 million Twitter followers, so Yang can expect new supporters soon.
Whether or not Yang’s election odds will improve with this endorsement is a completely different issue. Yang currently has +1800 odds of becoming the Democratic nominee. Yang has +2500 of becoming the next President of the United States. Expect to see more of Yang in the future because he has qualified for the fall debates.