Musk has become a cult of personality and it’s understandable that loyal customers were upset when he started showing up at Trump Tower and then joined Trump’s business advisory council.
Musk has been a relentless fighter against climate change.
Many Tesla customers share Musk’s concerns and bought his products as statements.
Trump by contrast has described global warming as a hoax and loosened environmental policies – while surrounding himself with people who dispute the scientific climate-change consensus.
It’s been hard for many Musk fans to square this circle.
Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick was quick to leave Trump’s business advisory council after an online backlash.
Musk though has held his ground amid criticism on Twitter and in the press.
Musk’s old friend and business partner Peter Thiel is a close Trump adviser – so there’s a meeting of the minds there.