Elon Musk: 'I support Yang'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskHillicon Valley: Google, Reddit to testify on tech industry protections | Trump joins Amazon-owned Twitch | House to vote on bill to combat foreign interference NASA targeting early 2020 for first manned SpaceX mission Hillicon Valley: Senate Intel report urges action to prevent 2020 Russian meddling | Republicans warn Microsoft of 'urgent' Huawei threat | Court rules FBI surveillance violated Americans' rights MORE on Saturday indicated support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangOn The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race 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.