Elon Musk: 'I support Yang'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskHillicon Valley: Barr asks Apple to unlock Pensacola shooter's phone | Tech industry rallies behind Google in Supreme Court fight | Congress struggles to set rules for cyber warfare with Iran | Blog site Boing Boing hacked Trump and Obama equally admired? Eight things popularity polls tell us Tesla is now most valuable US auto company in history MORE on Saturday indicated support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang's wife, Evelyn Yang, calls for 'big structural change' at 4th annual Women's March DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE after Yang tweeted that he didn't expect supporters to agree with him on everything. 

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"I support Yang," Musk tweeted, following up with a second tweet that "He would our first openly goth president. I think this is very important."

Yang had previously tweeted, "I don’t expect people to agree with me on everything- that would be odd. My main hope is that people trust that I’m trying to solve problems and I’m open to different approaches - particularly if the data drives in a particular direction. Changing one’s mind is not a bad thing."

Yang, a former tech executive, is among two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

He has gained attention for making universal basic income a focal point of his run and his campaign recently announced that he qualified for the fall debates.