(update: musk has tweeted this out:
Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party..)
Musk’s contributions were startling considering his politics.
Musk is a self-proclaimed socialist who says he started his automobile company in part to combat climate change.
He’s been an outspoken critic of climate-change deniers.
That Musk believes this yet insists on helping the Republican Party win elections does not compute with reality.
Some of the most influential climate-change deniers are members of the GOP – not to mention that the Trump administration’s policies have curbed Obama-era efforts to fight global warming.