Elon Musk Just Got a Position in the Trump Administration
Elon Musk joined Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum on Wednesday, ahead of a scheduled meeting at Trump Tower with some of the biggest names in the U.S. tech industry. Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed’s legal editor, posted a picture of a press release from the president-elect’s team early Wednesday morning. According to the release, Musk will join the forum alongside Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, and Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO. The forum will meet with President Trump on a regular basis to share their expertise and knowledge, which the president plans to use to inform his policy plans.
With this announcement, Trump’s team has expanded the input it will receive from the tech industry. The most high-profile industry link was Peter Thiel, a libertarian who supported Trump in the November election. Thiel helped organize the Wednesday meeting, where Musk will be joined by big names like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Names previously announced for the forum include:
By Mike Brown – a London-based writer